Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served in the Civil War first as a Lieutenant Colonel and Assistant Adjutant General on the Staff of Brig. General Nathaniel Lyon, then as Colonel and commander of three successive regiments - the 10th, 25th and 43rd Missouri Volunteer Infantries. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on May 27, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services during the war". Although a brevet brigadier general, his tombstone reads simply "Colonel, 75th Missouri Infantry". He was the son of noted artist Chester Harding.
Bio by: Connie Nisinger