|Birth||Jan. 1, 1839|
|Death||Feb. 8, 1916|
|Unit||50th Illinois Infantry, Company G|
Private Thomas B Harrison
Company F, 50th Illinois Infantry
Harrison was born in Cincinnati (Hamilton County), Ohio on January 1, 1839. He was residing in Hancock County, Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 18, 1861. The 22 year old carpenter enlisted for 3 years and served his entire term. He was mustered in on September 12, 1861 and was discharged on September 27, 1864.
The 50th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Quincy, Illinois on September 12, 1861. During Harrison’s enlistment the outfit was involved in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:
Capture of Fort Donelson (TN) (February 12-16, 1862).
Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862).
Battle of Corinth (MS) (October 3-4, 1862).
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).
Harrison died on February 8, 1916 at the age of 77 years. He is buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in O’Neill (Holt County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Coburn Post (#251) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Leonie, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the O’Neill Post (#86) of the GAR in O’Neill.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.