{⋆★⋆} BG -Harrison, James Edward Sr.

James Edward Harrison:
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Born: April 24, 1815
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Birthplace: Greenville District South Carolina
Father: Isham Harrison Sr. 1788 – 1863
(Buried: Old Aberdeen Cemetery Aberdeen Mississippi)
Mother: Hariett Kelly 1789 – 1856
(Buried: Old Aberdeen Cemetery Aberdeen Mississippi)
1st​ Wife: Mary Ann Evans 1825 – 1862
(Buried: First Street Cemetery Waco Texas)
2nd​ Wife: Henrietta Hardin 1824 – 1909
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Waco Texas)

Children:
John Hampton Harrison Sr. 1842 – 1915
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Waco Texas)
Laura Harrison Ross 1844 – 1870
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Waco Texas)
James Edward Harrison Jr. 1846 – 1869
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Waco Texas)
Thomas Harrison 1850 – 1862
(Buried: First Street Cemetery Waco Texas)
Emma Harrison Carter 1852 – 1873
(Buried: First Street Cemetery Waco Texas)
Mary Evans Harrison Abbott 1854 – 1909
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Waco Texas)
Richard Henry Harrison 1857 – 1901
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Waco Texas)
Earle Harrison Bolinger 1862 – 1922
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Waco Texas)

Brother:
Brigadier General Thomas Harrison 1823 – 1891
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Waco Texas)

Occupation before War:
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Mississippi State Senator for two terms
Texas Commissioner for Native American Negotiations

Civil War Career:
1861: Delegate to Texas State Secession Convention
1862 – 1864: Lt. Colonel of 15th​ Texas Infantry Regiment
1863: Participated in First Bayou Teche Campaign
Commander of Cavalry brigade District of Western Louisiana
1863: Served on the Atchafalaya River in Mississippi
1863: Participated in the Second Bayou Teche Campaign
1864 – 1865: Colonel of 15th​ Texas Infantry Regiment
1864: Participated in the Red River Campaign
1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Infantry Regiment
1865: Brigade Commander District of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona

Occupation after War:
1861 – 1874: Trustee of Baylor University


Died: February 23, 1875
Place of Death: Waco Texas
Cause of Death: Paralysis
Age at time of Death: 59 years old
Burial Place: First Street Cemetery Waco Texas



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Polloco

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It looks like he recieved his commission as brigadier on November 22, 1864.After being named brigadier he commanded a brigade in Gen. Maxey's Division.
 

Polloco

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Brother to Thomas Harrison, also a brigadier general. There were a few sets of brothers who made it to general but not many. I count 7 sets or is it 8?
 
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Polloco

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Before becoming Lt. Colonel in the 15th Texas Infantry he was a major in Speight's 1st. Texas Infantry Battalion. It was the same unit it just got reorganized.
 

Polloco

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Promoted to brigadier on Dec. 22, 1864 he led a brigade in Camille Polignac's Division.Another source states that the promotion was on Nov. 22, 1864.
 
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