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 Emory B. Harlan

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Emory B. Harlan

  • Birth 16 Dec 1839 West Union, Adams County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 20 Nov 1875 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Block 9, 102
  • Memorial ID 20656

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was residing in Salem, Illinois & enlisted in the 49th Illinois Infantry, despite being a Quaker. In this unit he served throughout the war as Private, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel & finally Brigadier General, all by the age of 26. Following the war he practiced law and served as Private Secretary to Governor John M. Palmer. He later entered the newspaper field and became the Springfield correspondent of the Chicago Tribune & the Chicago Evening Journal.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20656
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emory B. Harlan (16 Dec 1839–20 Nov 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20656, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .