James Harman


BirthApril 6, 1840
DeathApril 4, 1932
CemeteryCentral City (Central City)
PostBuford (Central City)
Unit22nd Indiana Infantry, Company F

Sergeant James Harman

Company F, 22nd Indiana Infantry

Harman was born in Switzerland County, Indiana on April 6, 1840. He was residing in Bennington (Switzerland County), Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 15, 1861. He re-enlisted on December 23, 1863 and went on to serve nearly 4 years. He was discharged on July 24, 1865 at Washington, DC.

The 22nd Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at Indianapolis on August 15, 1861. During Finley’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in many major battles and military operations. A partial list includes:

Battle of Pea Ridge (AK) (March 6-8, 1862).

Siege of Corinth (MS) (May 28-30, 1862).

Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862). Regimental losses were 49 killed and 15 wounded.

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863).

Siege of Chickamauga (TN) (September 22-November 23, 1863).

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw (GA) (June 24, 1864).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Operations against General Hood (GA/AL) (September 29-November 3, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Harman died on April 4, 1932 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Central City Cemetery in Central City (Merrick County), Nebraska. Harman was a member of the Buford Post (#23) of the Grand Army of the Reoublic in Central City.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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