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 Charles Garrison Harker

Charles Garrison Harker

Birth
Swedesboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA
Death 27 Jun 1864 (aged 28)
Kennesaw, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Burial Swedesboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 8034 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. An 1858 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he was appointed Colonel of the 65th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the outset of the war. He commanded brigades at the Battles of Perryville and Murfreesboro, then was promoted to Brigadier General in 1863. On September 20, 1863 during the Battle of Chickamuaga, he greatly aided Major General George Thomas' staunch defense on Snodgrass House Hill, which saved the Union Army from disaster. While in command of a brigade during the 1864 Atlanta campaign, his division was ordered to assault nearly impregnable Confederate positions at the June 27, 1864 Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia. The assault was thrown back, and General Harker was mortally wounded while leading his men on horseback to inspire them.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 8 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8034
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Garrison Harker (2 Dec 1835–27 Jun 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8034, citing Trinity Episcopal Church New Cemetery, Swedesboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .