★  Hardin, Martin Davis

Martin Davis Hardin
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Born:
June 26, 1837

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Illinois

Father: U.S. Congressman John Jay Hardin 1810 – 1847
(Buried: Jacksonville East Cemetery, Jacksonville, Illinois)​

Mother: Sarah Ellen Smith 1811 – 1874
(Buried: Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, New York)​

1st Wife: Estelle Graham 1847 – 1890
(Buried: Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, New York)​

2nd Wife: Amelia McLaughlin 1863 – 1939
(Buried: Saint Augustine National Cemeter, St. Augustine, Florida)​

Education:

1859: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (11th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1859 – 1860: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army Artillery​
1859 – 1860: Garrison Duty at Fort Monroe, Virginia​
1860 – 1861: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1860: Conductor of Recruits in Oregon​
1860 – 1861: Frontier Duty at Fort Umpquya, Oregon​

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1866: 1st Lt. United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1861 – 1862: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1862: Aide to Colonel Henry J. Hunt during Peninsula Campaign​
1862: Served in the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Skirmish at Harrison’s Landing​
1862: Served in the Battle of Groveton, Virginia​
1862: Brevetted Captain for Gallantry at Battle of Groveton​
1862: Wounded during Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Brevetted Major for Gallantry at Second Battle of Bull Run​
1862: Disabled by his wounds he received in battle​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 12th Pennsylvania Reserves Regiment​
1863: Served on Provost and Court Martial duty in Washington, D.C.​
1863: Served in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Served in the Battle of Falling Waters​
1863: Served in Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Virginia​
1863: Served in the Battle of Bristoe Station, Virginia​
1863: Served in the Battle of Rappahannock Station, Virginia​
1863: Guarded the Railroad near Catlett’s Station​
1863: Wounded in the arm causing amputation inspecting pickets​
1864: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for gallantry against guerrillas​
1864: Served on Military Commissions and Court Martials​
1864: Union Army Commander of Draft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania​
1864: Served in the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia​
1864: Wounded during the Battle of North Anna, Virginia​
1864: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of North Anna​
1864: Served in the Battle of Bethesda Church, Virginia​
1864: Mustered out of the Union Army on June 11th
1864 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1864 – 1865: Commander of Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1864: Served in Defense of the U.S. Capitol against Early’s forces​
1865: Brevetted Brigadier General U.S. Army for his service in War​
1865 – 1866: Union Army Commander of District of Raleigh, North Carolina​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on January 15th

Occupation after War:

1866 – 1869: Major of United States Army 43rd Infantry Regiment​
1866 – 1869: Superintendent of Recruiting at Detroit, Michigan​
1867: Regimental Commander at Fort Wayne, Michigan​
1868 – 1869: Acting Judge Advocate in United States Army​
1868 – 1869: Acting Inspector General in United States Army​
1869 – 1870: Major of United States Army, 1st Infantry Regiment​
1869 – 1870: U.S. Army Commander of Fort Porter, New York​
1870: U.S. Army Commander of Fort Graitot, Michigan​
1870: Retired from U.S. Army as Brigadier General due to his health​
1870 – 1923: Attorney in Chicago, Illinois​
1870 – 1923: Had a home in Saint Augustine, Florida​

Died: December 12, 1923

Place of Death: St. Augustine, Florida

Cause of Death: Carcinoma of ileum

Age at time of Death: 86 years old

Burial Place: St. Augustine National Cemetery, St. Augustine, Florida
 
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