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Thomas Harrison

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Born: May 1, 1823

Birth Place: Jefferson County, Alabama

Father: Isham Harrison Sr. 1788 – 1863
(Buried: Old Aberdeen Cemetery, Aberdeen, Mississippi)​

Mother: Hariett Kelly 1789 – 1856
(Buried: Old Aberdeen Cemetery, Aberdeen, Mississippi)​

Wife: Sarah Elizabeth McDonald 1838 – 1882
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas)​

Children:

Thomas Harrison 1866 – 1919​
(Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Pecos, Texas)​
James Anderson Harrison 1868 – 1937​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas)​
William Kelly Harrison 1870 – 1928​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​

Education:

Studied law in Brazoria County, Texas​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Monroe County, Mississippi​
Served in the Mexican War as member of 1st Mississippi Rifles Regiment​
Attorney in Waco, Texas​
Texas State Representative​
Captain in West Texas State Militia​

Civil War Service:

1861 – 1862: Captain in 8th Texas Cavalry Regiment
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1862: Major of 8th Texas Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862: Participated in the Siege of Corinth, Mississippi​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky​
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 8th Texas Cavalry Regiment​
1862 – 1863: Regimental Commander Battle of Stones River, Tennessee​
1863: Wounded in the hip during Battle of Stones River, Tennessee​
1863: Regimental Commander during Tullahoma Campaign, Tennessee​
1863 – 1864: Scout for the Confederate Army​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chickamuga, Georgia​
1863: Participated in the Knoxville, Tennessee Campaign​
1864: Participated in the Atlanta, Georgia Campaign​
1864: Participated in the Savannah, Georgia Campaign​
1865: Participated in the Carolinas Campaign​
1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Cavalry​
1865: Wounded during the Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, North Carolina​
1865: Paroled in Macon, Georgia on May 31st
1866: Pardoned by President Andrew Johnson on March 29th

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Waco, Texas​
District Court Judge in Texas​
1872: Democratic Party Presidential Elector​

Died: July 14, 1891

Place of Death: Waco, Texas

Age at time of Death: 68 years old

Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas, Block 19 Lot 86
 
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