Captain Hardy Ventress Harrison, Co. C, 49th Tennessee Infantry, CSA


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


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


  • June 4:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Springfield, Robertson County, TN showed H.V., a merchant, and V.C., living with their daughter M.C., age 2.


  • November 25: Hardy enlisted in the C.S. 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.


  • 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 Johnsons Island.
  • May 28: Appeared on a list of the commissioned officers of the 49th TN, now in a prison at Johnson’s Island Depot.
  • September 1: Appeaed on a Roll of Prisoners of War at Depot Prisoners of War, near Sandusky, OH. 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.


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


  • July 28:  Fought at the Battle of Ezra Church and was wounded.
  • September 15: Appeared 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 was listed as absent because of wound.
  • November 30: Hardy was captured while fighting at the Battle of Franklin.
  • December 2: Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War at Nashville, TN where he was forwarded to Louisville, KY.
  • December 3: Appeared on a roll of Prisoners of War at Military Prison, Louisville, KY. Received and sent to Johnson’s Island, OH. Remarks “Nashville.”


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


  • July 31: H.V. Harrison was listed as “bankrupt” in the Nashville Union and American.
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  • June 7: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Robertson County, TN showed 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.


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


  • June 4: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in East Nashville, Davidson County, TN shows H.V., a drummer, and Virginia C., living with their children Mary C., 23, George, 13, Fannie, 11, Robert, 9 and Carl, 7.


  • June 1: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Nashville, Davidson County, TN showed a widowed Hardy, a traveling wholesale whiskey salesman, living in the household of his son Robert. Also living in the same household were daughter Fannie and son Carl.


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