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Civil War Soldiers - Hardie

Hardie, James A., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in New York city, May 5, 1823, and was graduated at the United States military academy in 1843. From 1844-46 he held an assistant professorship at West Point, and was then on frontier duty until 1861, serving in the Mexican war as commander of a New York regiment with the rank of major, and being promoted captain in the regular army in 1857. Being transferred to the 5th artillery in 1861, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel and aide-de-camp, he served on Gen. McClellan's staff during the Peninsular and Maryland campaigns, and on the staff of Gen. Burnside in the battles around Fredericksburg. He was made judge advocate-general on Gen. Hooker's staff when that general succeeded Burnside, and for his services and conduct was made brigadier-general of volunteers, Nov. 29, 1862, and assistant adjutant-general with the rank of major in 1863. He was assigned to special duty in the war department and was assistant secretary to Secretary of War Stanton, and afterwards to acting Secretaries Grant, Schofield and Rawlins. He was promoted inspector-general with the rank of colonel in 1864, and on March 13, 1865, was given the brevet ranks of brigadier-general and major-general U. S. A. in recognition of distinguished and faithful services. In 1866 Gen. Hardie was senior member of the commission to inspect ordnance and ordnance stores in forts and arsenals, and commissioner to audit the military claims of Kansas, Montana, Dakota, California and Oregon. He died in Washington, D. C., May 5, 1876.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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