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LTG William Joseph Hardee

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LTG William Joseph Hardee

  • Birth 12 Oct 1815 Camden County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 6 Nov 1873 Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 8762

Civil War Confederate Lieutenant General. A West Point graduate in 1838, he was a distinguished US Army officer whom served in the Mexican conflicts and was a tactics instructor and commandant of cadets at West Point. At the start of the Civil War, he resigned his commission as Lieutenant Colonel, to serve in the Confederate Army of Tennessee. Appointed first as Colonel of CSA Cavalry, then Brigadier General of the Upper District of Arkansas and promoted Major General commanding the 1st Division, Central Army of Kentucky in December 1861. Known as "Old Reliable", he was promoted Lieutenant General in October 1862 and commanded the Armies of the Department of Mississippi, Tennessee and South Carolina, until he surrendered his corps on April 26, 1865. After the he became a planter in Alabama.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 7 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8762
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LTG William Joseph Hardee (12 Oct 1815–6 Nov 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8762, citing Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .