Lt. Col. Edwin Houston Harman

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Lt. Col. Edwin Houston Harman

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tazewell County, Virginia, United States
Death: May 13, 1864 (29)
Dublin, Pulaski County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Pulaski, Pulaski County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Erastus Granger Harman and Sally Harman
Husband of Nancy Virginia "Jennie" Harman
Father of King Edwin Harman
Brother of Elvira Lavinia Davis and Pvt. Robert Peale Harman

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About Lt. Col. Edwin Houston Harman

Edwin H. Harman served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War in the 45th Virginia Infantry Regiment. He was commissioned an officer on May 29, 1861 at Wytheville, VA and entered service as Captain of Company H. He was absent from his regiment, with leave, for the month of November, 1861, starting on the 7th. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel on May 14, 1862 and transferred from Company H to the regimental headquarters. He was killed on May 9, 1864 at Dublin, VA during the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain.

The (currently named) city of Bluefield VA was, after the Civil War called "Harman" in honor of Edwin Harman's heroism at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain. Prior to that it was known as Pin Hook see: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/78082444/pin-hook-harman-graham-blu... CLIPPED FROM Clinch Valley News Tazewell, Virginia 21 Mar 1890, Fri • Page 5

There is a back story to this naming of Pin Hook: The Harman family were county officials, surveyors, justice of the peace and such.. for several generations. See: Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia from 1800 to 1922 in two volumes Vol. II. Chapter III. County Court law orders from 1858 to March term 1870, on which date the county court system (written By: John Newton Harman, Pub. 1922, Reprinted 2020, 488 pages, NEW INDEX, ISBN #0-89308-955-9. See Volume two in and around page 45

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Lt. Col. Edwin Houston Harman's Timeline

1835
February 13, 1835
Tazewell County, Virginia, United States
1863
July 19, 1863
1864
May 13, 1864
Age 29
Dublin, Pulaski County, Virginia, United States
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Thornsprings Methodist Church Cemetery, Pulaski, Pulaski County, Virginia, United States