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  • Salt Image of Charles Garrison Harker, US Army 15th Infantry, Field & Staff Ohio 65th Infantry, and US Volunteers

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    Salt Image of Charles Garrison Harker - of the US Army 15th Infantry, Field & Staff Ohio 65th Infantry , and US Volunteers General Staff.   Nice image shrink wrapped on 7" x 5" archival board.  Killed on 6/27/1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, GA.

    Charles Garrison Harker:

    Residence was not listed; a 25 year-old Army Officer.

    Enlisted on 11/11/1861 as a Colonel.

    On 5/14/1861 he was commissioned into US Army 15th Infantry

    He was Killed on 6/27/1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, GA

    (Prior service in US Army since 07/01/1858)

    On 11/11/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff OH 65th Infantry

    He was discharged for promotion on 9/20/1863

    On 9/20/1863 he was commissioned into

    US Volunteers General Staff

    He was Killed on 6/27/1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, GA

    Promotions: * Brig-General 9/20/1863

    Other Information:

    Born 12/2/1835 in Swedesborogh, Gloucster Co, NJ

    Buried: Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, GA

    (Graduate USMA 07/01/1858.  GAR Post #51, Wilber, NE  was named in honor of this soldier)


    Harker, Charles G., brigadier-general, was born in Swedesboro, N. J., Dec. 2, 1837, and was graduated at West Point in 1858.  He was promoted 1st lieutenant in the 15th infantry, May 14, 1861, and captain, Oct. 24, became lieutenant-colonel of the 65th Ohio volunteers, and on Nov. 11, 1861, colonel.  He served with his regiment at Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862, took part in the siege of Corinth, and at Stone's river, Dec. 31, 1862-Jan. 3, 1863, where he commanded a brigade, he so distinguished himself that he was recommended by his superior officers for promotion to brigadier-general of volunteers.  He did not receive his promotion, however, until he had still further distinguished himself at Chickamauga and Chattanooga, when he was given his commission, to date from Sept. 20, 1863.  He commanded a brigade under Gen. Howard in the Georgia campaign, and at Rocky Face ridge in May, 1864, held the peak against determined efforts on the part of the Confederates to dislodge him.  He was mortally wounded at Kennesaw mountain, Ga, June 27, 1864, while leading his brigade in a gallant charge, and died on the field of battle the same day.


    Sixty-fifth Infantry. - Col., Charles G. Harker;  Lieut.-Cols., Daniel French, Alexander Cassil, Horatio N. Whitbeck, Orlow Smith; Majs., James Olds, Samuel C. Brown.  This regiment was organized in the state at large, from Oct. 3 to Dec. 14, 1861, to serve for three years. On the expiration of its term of service the original members (except veterans) were mustered out and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, was retained in service until Nov. 30, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the war department.

    The following is a list of battles, in which this regiment bore an honorable part, as given in the Official Army Register: Shiloh, siege of Corinth, Stone's river, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Missionary ridge, Rocky Face ridge, Resaca, Adairsville, New Hope Church, Kennesaw mountain, Big Shanty, Peachtree creek, siege of Atlanta, Jonesboro, Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville.  It was not very actively engaged at Shiloh, and lost but 2 men wounded, but during the siege of Corinth it was under fire almost hourly.  In the engagement at Stone's river it lost 2 officers killed and 8 wounded (one mortally), 38 men killed, 106 wounded, 19 missing and 3 deserted in the face of the enemy.  The regiment was under fire throughout the entire engagement.  In the engagement at Chickamauga it lost 3 officers killed and 5 wounded, 13 men killed, 60 wounded and 24 missing; in the battle of Missionary ridge it had 1 killed and 14 wounded; at Resaca it lost 2 killed and 26 wounded, in a skirmish near Kennesaw mountain, 2 men wounded; in a charge on Kennesaw it lost 3 killed and 7 wounded; at Peachtree creek it lost 4 men wounded and 1 missing; at Atlanta, July 22, 1 killed and 1 wounded; in the battle of Spring Hill it lost 5 killed, 22 wounded and 14 missing; and at Franklin, 1 killed, 22 wounded and 21 missing.

    Inventory Number: CDV 216