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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1858

Vol. II

(Born N. J.)

Charles G. Harker

(Ap'd N. J.)


Charles Garrison Harker: Born Dec. 2, 1835.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1854, to July 1, 1858, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1858.

Served: in garrison at Governor's Island, N. Y., 1858‑59; and on frontier

(Second Lieut., 9th Infantry, Aug. 15, 1858)

duty at Ft. Dalles, Or., 1859, — Colville Depot, Wash., 1859‑60, — on Escort duty to Northwest Boundary Survey, 1860, — and at Ft. Colville, Wash., 1860‑61.

First Lieut., 15th Infantry, May 14, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑64: in drilling Ohio Volunteers, July to Nov., 1861; in General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Buell's Operations

(Captain, 15th Infantry, Oct. 24, 1861)

in Kentucky, Nov., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Tennessee and Mississippi

(Colonel, 65th Ohio Volunteers, Nov. 11, 1861)

Campaign (Army of the Ohio), Mar. to June, 1862, being engaged in the Movement to Pittsburg Landing, Ten., Mar.‑Apr., 1862, — Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 7, 1862, — and Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Mis., Apr. 10 to May 30, 1862; in command of Brigade in General Buell's Movement through North Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky, to Louisville, June to Sep., 1862, — and Advance into Kentucky in Pursuit of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Bragg's Rebel Army, Oct., 1862; in General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Rosecrans's Tennessee Campaign, commanding Brigade (Army of the Cumberland), Nov., 1862, to Sep., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Stone River, Dec. 31, 1862, to Jan. 3,  p707 1863, — Advance on Tullahoma, June 24 to July 4, 1863, — Passage of the Tennessee River and Cumberland Mountains, Sep., 1863, — and Battle of Chickamauga, Sep. 19‑20, 1863; in Operations about Chattanooga,

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Sep. 20, 1863)

Ten., Sep. to Nov., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 23‑25, 1863; in Operations in East Tennessee, Nov. 28, 1863, to Apr. 21, 1864, being engaged in the March to the relief of Knoxville, Nov. 28 to Dec. 6, 1863, — and in camp at Blane's Cross-roads and London, Dec. 11, 1863, to Apr. 19, 1864; and in the Invasion of Georgia, commanding Brigade, 4th Corps (Army of the Cumberland), May 3 to June 27, 1864, being engaged in Operations around Dalton, May 7‑13, 1864, — Battle of Resaca, May 14, 1864, where he was wounded, — Battle of Dallas, May 25‑28, 1864, — and Battles of Kenesaw Mountain, June 20‑27, when he fell within a few yards of the enemy's Works, while bravely leading on his Brigade.

Killed, June 27, 1864, at the Battle of Kenesaw: Aged 28.

Buried, Trinity Episcopal Church New Cemetery, Swedesboro, NJ.

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