Capt Merry B Harris

5 September 2019

The photographs here, of Merry Bracy Harris and his wife Hettie, are from a collection of his papers in the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries Special Collections [finding aid] and were contributed to his Findagrave memorial by Eddie Harris.

Harris was Lieutenant Colonel of the 12th Mississippi Infantry when he was wounded at Sharpsburg in September 1862. He was wounded again, at Chancellorsville in May 1863 and promoted to Colonel, but was shot in the head near Petersburg, VA in June 1864, and furloughed. He died at his in-laws home in Columbus, KY in August 1865.

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