Hardy Ventress Harrison, 49th Tennessee Infantry

1834

  • June 15: Hardy Ventress Harrison was born in Tennessee.

1856

  • September 16: Hardy married Virginia Caroline Batts in Robertson County, Tennessee.

1858

  • Daughter Mary C. Harrison is born.

1860

  • The United States Federal Census taken on June 4th in Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee shows H.V., a merchant, and V.C., living with their daughter M.C., age 2.
  • ***Hardy and Virginia live next door to a C.F. Batts and family…most likely her parents.***

1861

  • November 25: enlisted in the Confederate Army in Springfield, TN for a period of 12 months. Hardy was elected 2 Lieut on the same day.
  • December 24: Appears on Company Muster Roll: Present.

1862

  • February 16: Captured at Fort Donelson.
  • March 1: Received at Camp Chase. Columbus, Ohio
  • Appears on Descriptive Roll of Prisoners of War at Camp Chase. Arrested at Fort Donelson. (no physical description)
  • April 26: Transferred to Johnson's Island.
  • May 28: Appears on a list of the commissioned officers of the 49th Tennessee, now in a prison at Johnson’s Island Depot.
  • September 1: Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War at Depot Prisoners of War, near Sandusky, Ohio. Remarks “Sent to Vicksburg”
  • August 1-October 31: Listed on company muster roll. Remarks “Signs roll as Comdg Co. Name appears in the Col names present. Cancelled Recapitulation shows Capt-absent-on detached service”
  • September 25-December 31: Listed on company muster roll as present. Remarks “was Lieut to 27 September & then Captain.”
  • September 27: Promoted to Captain.

1863

  • August 14: Appears on a Receipt Roll for clothing.
  • October 20: Appears on a Company Muster Roll. Age: 29

1864

  • July 28:  Fought at the Battle of Ezra Church and was wounded.
  • September 15: Appears on an Inspection Report of Quarles’ Brigade, Walthall’s Division, Stewart’s Corps, Army of Tenn., commanded by Brig. Wm. A. Quarles. Report taken “Near Lovejoys Station, Georgia” Hardy V. Harrison is listed as absent because of wound.
  • November 30: Taken prisoner of war at Franklin, Tennessee.
  • ***Quarle’s men hit the main US line right at Casement’s brigade.”
  • December 2: Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War at Nashville, Tennessee. Forwarded to Louisville, Kentucky.
  • December 3: Appears on a roll of Prisoners of War at Military Prison, Louisville, Kentucky. Received and sent to Johnson’s Island, Ohio. Remarks “Nashville.”

1865

  • June 16: Appears on an Oath of Allegiance to the United States, subscribed and sworn to at Johnson’s Island, Ohio.  Place of residence: Springfield, Tenn. Age: 32, Complexion: Dark, Hair: Dark, Eyes: grey, Height: 5’10”

1866

  • October 7: Son George Duffy Harrison is born

1868

  • July 31: H.V. Harrison is listed as “bankrupt” in the Nashville Union and American.
  • October 10: Daughter Fannie Gertrude Harrison is born.

1870

  • The United States Federal Census taken on June 7th in Robertson County, Tennessee shows, H.V., a (Ret?) Merchant, and V.C. living with their children: Mary C., 12, George, 3 and Frannie, 1. Also living with the family are a domestic servant, Harriet Fort, age 14 and a Clerk in a store, J.H. Colewood, age 18.

1871

  • Son Robert Harrison is born.

1873

  • September 26: Son Carl Ventress Harrison is born.

1875

  • January 15: Appears in an article in the Nashville Union and American

1880

  • The United States Federal Census taken on June 4th in East Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee shows H.V., a drummer(?), and Virginia C., living with their children Mary C., 23, George, 13, Fannie, 11, Robert, 9 and Carl, 7.
  • ***daughter Mary is married to George Payne and has a 2 year old daughter Tennie Payne.***

1900

  • The United States Federal Census taken on June 1st in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee shows a widowed Hardy, a traveling wholesale whiskey salesman, living in the household of his son Robert. Also living in the same household are daughter Fannie and son Carl.

1901

  • Capt. Hardy Ventress Harrison died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee on November 27th. He died of “cancer of intestine.” Hardy was a traveling salesman. He is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee.