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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1833

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

David B. Harris

(Ap'd Va.)


David Bullock Harris: Born Sep. 28, 1814, Louisa County, VA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1829, to July 1, 1833, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1833.

Served: in the Creek Nation, 1833‑34; and at the Military Academy,

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Mar. 6, 1834).

as Asst. Professor of Engineering, Mar. 18, 1834, to Aug. 30, 1835.

Resigned, Aug. 31, 1835.

Civil History. — Asst. Engineer, James River and Kanawha Canal, Va., 1835‑37. Tobacco Merchant, Cloverport, Ky., 1838‑53. Planter, Woodville, Goochland County, Va., 1845‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Died, Oct. 10, 1864, at Charleston, S. C.: Aged 50.

Buried, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. He reached the rank of Brigadier General, C. S. A. (Confederate Military History, IV.600). His page at Find-a‑Grave gives details of the final years of his military career and includes a photograph of him.

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