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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

George M. Harris

(Ap'd Ga.)


Born Apr. 21, 1846, Philadelphia, PA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 9, 1863, to June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, June 15, 1868.

Served: on frontier duty, at Leech Lake, Min., Oct. 12 to Nov., 1868, — Ft. Ripley, Min., to May, 1869, — Indianola, Tex., to July, 1869, —

(Unassigned, May 19, 1869)

(Transferred to 4th Artillery, July 14, 1869)

Helena, Tex., July, 1869, — and Livingston, Tex., to Feb. 17, 1870; on leave of absence, to May 2, 1870; in garrison at Ft. Macon, N. C., to Nov., 1872, — and the Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., to Mar. 29, 1873; and on Modoc Expedition, to Apr. 26, 1873, being engaged in the Action of the Lava Beds, Apr. 26, 1873, when he was

Mortally Wounded, and Died, May 12, 1873,
near Tule Lake, Or.: Aged 27.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1873, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Harris's birthplace is from his AOG obituary; his birthdate is from his tombstone, q.v.

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