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Civil War Soldiers - Hardee
|HARDEE, WILLIAM J., Georgia.
Colonel, Corps Cavalry, C. S. A., March 16, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., June 17, 1861.
Major general, P. A. C. S., October 7, 1861.
Lieutenant general, P. A. C. S., October 10, 1862.
Died at Wytheville, Va., November 6, 1873.
Brigade, June 25, 1861, composed of First, Second, Fifth, Sixth,
Seventh and Eighth Arkansas Regiments of Infantry, District of
Arkansas. Commanding Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay, March 18, 1861.
Commanding division under General A. S. Johnston, in Kentucky and
Tennessee, 1861-62. Commanding Third Corps, Army of the Mississippi,
composed of Hindman's, Wood's and Cleburne's Divisions, 6th and 7th
April, 1862, at Shiloh. June to August, 1862, commanding the Army of
the Mississippi, afterward called the Army of Tennessee. August to
October 10, 1862, commanding left wing of General Bragg's army in the
Kentucky campaign, composed of Buckner's and Patton Anderson's
Divisions and Wheeler's Cavalry. Commanding, December 31, 1862, at
Murfreesborough, Tennessee, corps consisting of Breckinridge's and
Cleburne's Divisions ; also in command (at this battle) of McCown's
Division. Commanding, at Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863, the
right wing of the army consisting of Cheatham's, Stevenson's, Walker's
and Cleburne's Divisions. Commanding, in December, 1863, the Army of
Tennessee. Commanding, May to September, 1864, in the Dalton-Atlanta
campaign, a corps composed of Cheatham's, Cleburne's, Walker's and
Bate's Divisions. September 28, 1864, commanding the Department of
South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Commanding troops of his
department, and some troops of the Army of Tennessee, at Bentonville,
in March, 1865. Died at Wytheville, Va., November 6, 1873.
Hardee, William Joseph, born in Georgia, appointed from Georgia
cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1834; graduated twenty-
sixth in a class of forty-five.
Second lieutenant, Second Dragoons, July 1, 1838.
First lieutenant, December 3, 1839.
Captain, September 13, 1844.
Major, Second Cavalry, March 3, 1855.
Lieutenant colonel, First Cavalry, June 28, 1860.
Brevet major, March 25, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in
the battle at Medellin, near Vera Cruz, Mexico, and
Lieutenant colonel, August 20, 1847, for gallant and meritorious
conduct in the fight at St. Augustine, Mexico.
Resigned January 31, 1860.
Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate
States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898