Hardee, William Joseph CSA


Feb 20, 2005
HARDEE, William Joseph "Old Reliable" CSA

Born October 12 1815, Camden Cty GA
Died November 6 1873, Wytheville VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1838, Mexican War, commandant of cadets at West Point, wrote textbook on tactics, resigned January 1861.
War Service June 1861 Brig. Gen., October 1861 Maj. Gen., commanded a brigade in Arkansas and Kentucky, corps command at Shiloh, Kentucky campaign, Murfreesboro, October 1862 Lt. Gen., Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, requested transfer after Hood replaced J E Johnston, commanded Dept of South Carolina Georgia and Florida, Savannah, Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Planter.
Notes An outstanding corps commander.