|Birth||Dec. 7, 1838|
|Death||June 9, 1932|
|Unit||77th Illinois Infantry, Company B|
Corporal Thomas G Harris
Company B, 77th Illinois Infantry
Harris was born in Rushville (Schyler County), Illinois on December 7, 1838. He was residing in Magnolia (Putnam County), Illinois when he in the regiment on August 14, 1862. Harris was mustered on September 2, 1862. He served about 2 years and 10 months. Corporal Harris was discharged on July 10, 1865 at Mobile, Alabama. He was commissioned as a 1st lieutenant but was not officially mustered.
The 77th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Peoria on September 3, 1862. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Assault and capture of Fort Hindman (AK) (January 10-11, 1863).
Battle of Champion’s Hill (MS) (May 16, 1863).
Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863). Regimental losses were 17 killed and 4 wounded during the Siege.
Red River Campaign (LA) (March 10-May 22, 1864).
Siege of Fort Blakley (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).
Harris died on June 9, 1932 at the age of 93 years. He is buried in the Crawford Cemetery in Crawford (Dawes County), Nebraska. Harris was a member of the Brown Post (#83) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Bellwood, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.