Col. William Henry Harman, CSA

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Col. William Henry Harman, CSA

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Birthplace: Waynesboro, Waynesboro City, Virginia, USA
Death: March 02, 1865 (37)
Waynesboro, Waynesboro City, Virginia, USA
Place of Burial: Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Lewis Harman and Sarah Jane Harman
Husband of Margaret Susan Harman
Brother of Col. (CSA) Michael Garber Harman; Maj. (CSA) John Alexander Harman; 1st Lt. (CSA) Thomas Lewis Harman and Col. (CSA) Asher Waterman Harman

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About Col. William Henry Harman, CSA

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Born in Waynesboro, Virginia, he served during the Mexican War as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Virginia Volunteer Infantry (a unit whose Major was future Confederate General Jubal Early). Between conflicts he rose to prominence as a Augusta County lawyer. In April 1861, two days before South Carolina forces fired upon Fort Sumter, he was appointed as a Brigadier General of Virginia Militia. Assigned a brigade of almost 1,000 men, he helped take and hold Harpers Ferry, Virginia, before regular Confederate troops under Stonewall Jackson arrived to occupy it. In May 1961 he became Lieutenant Colonel of the 5th Virginia Infantry, which became part of the famous "Stonewall Brigade". The unit fought in the July 1861 First Battle of Bull Run under Colonel Kenton Harper, who resigned in September 1861. William H. Harman was promoted to Colonel of the regiment, which he led in the March 1862 Battle of Kernstown. When General Jackson's Army of the Valley was re-organized in April 1862, he was left without a command (another officer had been elected as the 5th Virginia's Colonel). During the rest of the 1862 Campaign in the Shenandoah Valley, he served as an aide-de-camp to Brigadier General Edward Johnson. His health slowly wrecked by field service, in 1864 he was detailed to command reservists in the Valley, far from the active theatres at the time. As the Confederacy's fortunes faded, the war came back to the valley. Colonel Harman led a force of reservists at the June 1864 Battle of Piedmont, where his men were ineffective in stopping Union forces. Waging a losing defensive battle with his scratch force throughout 1865, he was killed at the March 2, 1865 Battle of Waynesboro.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Mar 3 2020, 19:12:27 UTC

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Col. William Henry Harman, CSA's Timeline

1828
February 17, 1828
Waynesboro, Waynesboro City, Virginia, USA
1865
March 2, 1865
Age 37
Waynesboro, Waynesboro City, Virginia, USA
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Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA