Pvt. (CSA), Erastus French Harman

Is your surname Harman?

Research the Harman family

Pvt. (CSA), Erastus French Harman's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Pvt. (CSA), Erastus French Harman

Also Known As: "French"
Birthplace: Tazewell County, Virginia, United States
Death: January 13, 1865 (27-36)
Elmira Prison, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, United States (Chronic Diarrhea)
Place of Burial: Elmira, Chemung County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hezekiah Agustus Harman, Jr and Nancy Belle Harman
Husband of Susannah Harman
Father of Kiah Harman and William French Harman
Brother of James Brantley Harman

Occupation: Farmer and Civil War Soldier
Managed by: Catherine "Kitt" Edwards
Last Updated:

About Pvt. (CSA), Erastus French Harman

~• served as a deputy to his father "Kiah" Harman who was the surveyor of Tazewell County VA. 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; page 45

Erastus F. Harman served in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War in Company I, 16th Virginia Cavalry Regiment. He enlisted on October 9, 1863 in Tazewell County, Virginia. He was captured by the Union near Frederick City, Maryland on July 7, 1864 during the Battle of West Frederick, a small skirmish in the lead-up to the Battle of Monocacy two days later.

"Wallace's men skirmished with Early's cavalry west of Frederick on July 7, but later retreated toward Monocacy Junction to avoid being surrounded."

He was sent to Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C. on July 20, 1864, and from there was sent to Elmira Prison in Elmira, New York on July 23, 1864. He arrived at Elmira on July 25, 1864. He stayed at Elmira Prison until his death of Chronic Diarrhea on January 13, 1865.

Before his death, in November 1864, Erastus Harman stated his desire to take the Oath of allegiance to the United States. He told his guards that he "was conscripted (in the Confederate Army) in July 1862 (and) avoided the conscription officers as long as possible. (He) has friends in Ohio and Kentucky where he desires to go."

PVT CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY CIVIL WAR Burial: Woodlawn National Cemetery Elmira Chemung County New York, USA [Add Plot]

view all

Pvt. (CSA), Erastus French Harman's Timeline

Tazewell County, Virginia, United States
January 13, 1865
Age 32
Elmira, Chemung County, New York, United States
Elmira, Chemung County, New York, United States