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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1859

Vol. II
p723
1835

(Born Ill.)

Martin D. Hardin1

(Ap'd at Large)

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Martin Davis Hardin: Born June 26, 1837.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1859, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1859.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1859‑60; and on frontier duty

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Jan. 2, 1860)

conducting Recruits to Oregon, 1860, — and Ft. Umpqua, Or., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, May 14, 1861)

Defenses of Washington, D. C., Nov., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Colonel H. J. Hunt, commanding the Reserve Artillery (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr., 1862, — Seven Days' Operations before Richmond, June 25 to July 1, 1862, — Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, — and Skirmish at Harrison's Landing, July 2, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Combat at Groveton, Aug. 28, 1862, — and Battle

(Bvt. Captain, Aug. 29, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Battle of Groveton, Va.)

of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862, where he was slightly wounded on the

(Bvt. Major, Aug. 30, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Battle of Manassas, Va.)

29th, and severely on the 30th; on sick leave of absence, disabled by p724wounds, Aug. 30 to Dec. 1, 1862; in command of 3d Brigade, Pennsylvania

(Colonel, 12th Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteers, Sep. 1, 1862)

Reserves, Dec. 1, 1862, to Jan. 12, 1863; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wounds, Jan. 12 to Mar. 11, 1863; in the Defenses of Washington, and on Provost and Court-martial duty, Mar. 11 to May 31, 1863; on leave of absence, May 31 to June 27, 1863; in command of Regiment in 5th Corps (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in Battle of Gettysburg, July 1‑3, 1863, — Action of Falling Waters, July 14, 1863, — and Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va., July, 1863; in the Rapidan Campaign, in command of Brigade (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Dec., 1863, being engaged in the Combat of Bristoe Station, Oct. 14, 1863, — Combat of Rappahannock Station, Nov. 7, 1863, — and Mine Run Operations, Nov. 26 to Dec. 3, 1863; in guarding railroad near Catlett's Station, Dec. 3‑14, when he was severely wounded (losing his left arm), by a guerrilla, while he was inspecting

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Dec. 14, 1863, for Gallant and Meritorious Services
in an Encounter with a Band of Guerrillas)

pickets; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, Dec. 14, 1863, to Jan. 28, 1864; on Courts Martial and Military Commission, Jan. 28 to Mar. 26, 1864; in command of Draft Rendezvous at Pittsburg, Pa., Mar. 26 to May, 1864; in the Richmond Campaign, in command of Brigade, 5th Corps (Army of the Potomac), May 18 to June, 1864, being engaged in the Battle of Spottsylvania, May 18‑20, 1864, — Battle of North Anna, May 23, 1864, where he was wounded, — Battle

(Bvt. Colonel, May 23, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of North Anna, Va.)

of Tolopotomy, May 28‑29, 1864, — and Battle of Bethesda Church, May 30, 1864; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wounds, June 11 to

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, June 11, 1864)

July 8, 1864; in command of the Defenses of Washington, D. C., north

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, July 2, 1864)

of the Potomac, July 8, 1864, to Aug. 4, 1865, being engaged in the Defense of the Capital against General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Early's Rebel Raiders, July 11‑12,

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Field during the Rebellion)

1864; in command of the District of Raleigh, N. C., Aug. 15, 1865, to Jan. 15, 1866; and on leave of absence, Jan. 15 to Apr. 4, 1866.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Jan. 15, 1866.

Served: on Recruiting service, Apr. 4 to Oct. 5, 1866; as Superintendent

(Major, 43d Infantry, Veteran Reserves, July 28, 1866)

of Regimental Recruiting Service at Detroit, Mich., Nov. 4, 1866, to Apr., 1867; in command of regiment at Ft. Wayne, Mich., to May 4, 1867; on leave of absence, May 4, 1867, to June 1, 1868; on duty in the Department of the Lakes, on Special Service at Detroit, Mich., June 1 to July 9, 1868, — as Acting Judge-Advocate of the Department, July 9, 1868, to Apr. 27, 1869, — and as Acting Assistant Inspector-General, Sep. 11, 1868, to Apr. 7, 1869; and in command of Ft. Porter, N. Y.,

(Transferred to 1st Infantry, Mar. 15, 1869)

Apr. 30, 1869, to June, 1870, — and of Ft. Gratiot, Mich., to Dec. 15, 1870.

p725 Retired from Active Service, Dec. 15, 1870, as Brig.‑General,
for Disability from Wounds and Loss of an Arm in Battle.

Vol. IV
p113
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Civil History. — Attorney at Law in Chicago, Ill., from 1871 to –––––; p114Wrote the history of 12th Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps. — Author of many articles for military and other magazines. — Post-office address, Chicago, Ill.

Vol. V
p93
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Chicago, Ill.

Vol. VI
p84
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born June 26, 1837.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 3rd Artillery, May 14, 1861.

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, July 2, 1864.

Brevet Brigadier-General, U. S. A., March 13, 1865.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 15, 1870,
for Disability from Wounds and Loss of an Arm in Battle.

Civil History. — Admitted to the Bar of Illinois in 1870 and engaged in general practice of law in all Illinois State and U. S. Courts. Member of the Loyal Legion, of the G. A. R., of the Union League, of University, of Literary, of Art Institute, of Saddle and Cycle Clubs of Chicago; of St. Augustine, Fla., Yacht and Golf Clubs.

Vol. VII
p61
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

First Lieutenant, 3rd Artillery, May 14, 1861.

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, July 2, 1864.

Brevet Brigadier-General, U. S. A., March 13, 1865.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 15, 1870,
For Disability from Wounds and Loss of an Arm in Battle.

Died, Dec. 11,a 1923, at St. Augustine, Fla.: Aged 85.

Buried, St. Augustine National Cemetery, St. Augustine, FL.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1924.


The Author's Note:

1 Was the son of Colonel Hardin, killed in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mex.


Thayer's Note:

a His tombstone (q.v.) reads Dec. 12.


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