★  Harris, Thomas Maley

Thomas Maley Harris

Born: June 17, 1817
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Birthplace: Wood County, Virginia (West Virginia)

Father: John Harris 1787 – 1863

Mother: Agnes Nancy Maley 1785 – 1860

1st Wife: Sophia Taylor Hall 1817 – 1885
(Buried: Harrisville IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, West Virginia)

2nd Wife:
Clara W. Maley 1836 – 1918
(Buried: Harrisville IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, West Virginia)​

Children:

John T. Harris 1851 – 1928​
(Buried: Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, West Virginia)​

Education:

1843: Graduated from Louisville Medical College​

Occupation before War:

1843 – 1861: Medical Doctor in Harrisville, Virginia​

Civil War Career:

1862: Lt. Colonel of 10th West Virginia Infantry Regiment​
1862: Colonel of 10th West Virginia Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 10th West Virginia Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign​
1862 – 1864: Served in Western Virginia​
1863 – 1864: Knee Joint dislocated when horse fell on bridge​
1864: Served in the Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain, Virginia​
1864: Served under General Crook during Early’s Raid​
1864: Served in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign​
1864: Acted as Division Commander at Battle of Winchester​
1864: Acted as Division Commander at Battle of Cedar Creek​
1864: Brevetted Brigadier General for Gallantry at Cedar Creek
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1864: Accidentally stepped off gangplank and fell in water​
1864 – 1906: Suffered from the effects of Rheumatism​
1864 – 1865: Division Commander in the Department of West Virginia​
1865 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1865: Brevetted Major General for Gallantry Battle of Fort Gregg​
1865: Helped Cut the line of retreat from Robert E. Lee​
1865: Member of Military Commission to try Lincoln Conspirators​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army​

Occupation after War:

1864 – 1906: Suffered from the effects of Rheumatism​
1866 – 1906: Medical Doctor in Harrisville, West Virginia​
1867: Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates​
1869 – 1870: West Virginia State Adjutant General​
1871 – 1877: United States Pension Agent in Wheeling, West Virginia​
1892: Author of Assassination of Lincoln: A History Great Conspiracy
1897: Author of Rome’s Responsibility for Assassination of Lincoln
1902: Had to use a wood frame to assist him in his writing​
1904 – 1906: Had to use an ear trumpet and cane for walking​

Died: September 30, 1906

Place of Death: Harrisville, West Virginia

Cause of Death: Bad Health

Age at time of Death: 89 years old

Burial Place: Harrisville IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, West Virginia
 
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Polloco

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I thought I may have spotted a typo when I saw he was Lt. Colonel of the 10th West Virginia Infantry in 1862 when West Virginia didnt reach statehood until 1863. But the regiment was indeed organized on March 12, 1862.
 

Polloco

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I thought I may have spotted a typo when I saw he was Lt. Colonel of the 10th West Virginia Infantry in 1862 when West Virginia didnt reach statehood until 1863. But the regiment was indeed organized on March 12, 1862.
I wasn't aware there was a troop designation with the name "West Virginia" in the title that early.But these were soldiers from Western Virginia fighting Guerrillas.(and led by Harris)
 
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