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LTC William Henry Harrison

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LTC William Henry Harrison

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death
29 Apr 1913 (aged 71)
Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Burial
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section W, Lot 218
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Civil War Union Army Officer. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 2nd United States Regular Cavalry on November 30, 1861. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on August 25, 1862, he was captured by Confederate forces, and was a prisoner of war from September 19, 1864 to March, 1865. On April 6, 1865 he was commissioned into the Volunteer service, and was mustered in as Lieutenant Colonel of the 214th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He served with the unit through the end of the conflict, and in post-War occupation duty. When he was mustered out of the Volunteers on March 21, 1866, he return to the 2nd United States Cavalry. Promoted to Captain on July 28, 1866, he resigned from the Army on November 17, 1866.

For his services during the war, he was brevetted Captain, US Army to date from May 6, 1864 for "gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Todd's Tavern, Va." and Major, US Army to date from September 19, 1864 for "for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Winchester, Va".

He also received a brevet of Colonel, US Volunteers to date from March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war".
Civil War Union Army Officer. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 2nd United States Regular Cavalry on November 30, 1861. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on August 25, 1862, he was captured by Confederate forces, and was a prisoner of war from September 19, 1864 to March, 1865. On April 6, 1865 he was commissioned into the Volunteer service, and was mustered in as Lieutenant Colonel of the 214th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He served with the unit through the end of the conflict, and in post-War occupation duty. When he was mustered out of the Volunteers on March 21, 1866, he return to the 2nd United States Cavalry. Promoted to Captain on July 28, 1866, he resigned from the Army on November 17, 1866.

For his services during the war, he was brevetted Captain, US Army to date from May 6, 1864 for "gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Todd's Tavern, Va." and Major, US Army to date from September 19, 1864 for "for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Winchester, Va".

He also received a brevet of Colonel, US Volunteers to date from March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war".


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  • Maintained by: RPD2
  • Added: Apr 18, 2001
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21808/william_henry-harrison: accessed ), memorial page for LTC William Henry Harrison (19 Jun 1841–29 Apr 1913), Find a Grave Memorial ID 21808, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by RPD2 (contributor 309).