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Civil War Soldiers - Harland

Harland, Edward, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Norwich, Conn., June 24, 1832. He was graduated at Yale in 1853 and admitted to the bar in Norwich two years later. At the beginning of the Civil war he organized a company, of which he was chosen captain, and which became, in April, 1861, a part of the 3d Conn. infantry. In September of that year he became colonel of the 8th Conn. infantry and served with his regiment until March, 1863, when he was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers. He resigned this commission in June, 1865. During the war Gen. Harland served with distinction in many of the most important battles. After seeing service with Burnside in the North Carolina expedition, he fought at South mountain and Antietam, commanding a brigade in these battles and succeeding to command of a division at Antietam, after Gen. Rodman fell. He served also at the battle of Fredericksburg and the siege of Suffolk, the battles of Port Walthall Junction and Fort Darling, and in numerous other engagements. After the war Gen. Harland served two terms in the state house of representatives and one in the state senate, and was judge of probate from 1862-76. Later he became president of the savings bank at Norwich.

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

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