Soldier History
Home Page
Personnel Directory
Generals Directory
Soldier Report List
Benjamin Foster Harris

Residence Machias ME; 29 years old.

Enlisted on 7/15/1861 as a Captain.

On 7/15/1861 he was commissioned into "C" Co. ME 6th Infantry 
He was discharged for disability on 7/19/1864

On 9/15/1864 he was commissioned into Veteran Reserve Corps 
He was Mustered Out on 7/3/1866


He was listed as:
* Wounded 11/7/1863 Rappahannock Station, VA (Severe wound in left leg, amputated)


Promotions:
* Major 3/10/1862 
* Lt Colonel 10/1/1863 (Estimated date)
* Major 9/15/1864 (As of Veteran Reserve Corps)
* Lt Colonel 3/13/1865 by Brevet 
* Colonel 3/13/1865 by Brevet 
* Brig-General 3/13/1865 by Brevet 


Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
* 3/10/1862 from company C to Field & Staff 


Other Information:
born 6/24/1831 in Dennysville, ME
Member of GAR Post # 13 (Seth Williams) in Augusta, ME
died 12/30/1895 in Augusta, ME

(Wife: Elizabeth Hanscom)

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

 - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine
 - Heitman: Register of United States Army 1789-1903
 - Brevet Brigadier Generals in Blue
 - Dyer: A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion
 - Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS
 - Union Blue:  History of MOLLUS
 - The Medical and Surgical History of the Civil War
(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com


Home Page | Demo | E-mail HDS


Historical Data Systems, Inc.
PO Box 35
Duxbury, MA 02331