Hey everybody, this is my first post, and I love what you have going on here. I'm at a standstill with the search of my 2nd great grandfather's time in the Confederacy, and wanted to know what you think of it. (Notice the gash on his forehead? I bet that's from his time in the war.) (As with my name, they misspelled "Hardin" with an "en") He’s been hanging on my grandparent's hallway for decades now, and just so recently have I been looking into his story. Thought I’d come here for some insight (if any). So his name is Joseph R. Hardin (1836 - 1918, sometimes referred to as “Joe”), and he served as a confederate soldier with Co. E 17th Texas Infantry. Enlisted on April 1st, 1862 in Llano’s Camp Terry. I’ve been digging, and digging, and digging for more information about his wartime records, but hardly a blip. I do know that he served under Commander Allen (as listed in the muster roll), and there’s a whole article on the 17th, but I haven't even found another document of a soldier from his specific company/unit besides himself. Article on The 17th Funny thing though: as I’m looking last week, I find this article which talks about a soldier named Herbert T. Nash who refused to surrender at Vicksburg with a group of four: Jerry Nash, Jack Phillips, JOE HARDIN, & John West. They crossed the flooded Mississippi River, made it to Monroe Louisiana, and then back to Texas. Could it be him? I’m not sure, but it sounds close since the 17th served in Vicksburg. Here’s the article I was wondering if anybody here would have any know-how about him, or ways I can find further information. We know all about his wives, kids, and family, but not much about his service. Wouldn't you think he'd have a picture of himself during the war, and not just the one we have when he's older? It's literally the sole picture we have of him. Additional info: He married thrice. His wives names in order: Lucretia Arena Irene Jolly, Mary E. Holmes, & then Martha "Mattie" Eddowes. He had nine kids: Roy, Nora Bell, James, Joseph, Mary, Lessie, Amanda, George, & Rensa. He was born in Knox Tennessee, and he moved to Llano more than likely for the war. He died in Jarrell TX in 1918. I believe his middle name is Robert. Our family's last name is derivative from that of John Wesley Hardin - the famous Texas outlaw.