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(1863) Battle of Gettysburg
Larry Purtell
Little Meadows
Posts: 981
Lieut Frank M. Harney 14th N.C.
Posted on: 9/5/2019 8:40:20 AM

Born- 1838
Death 2 Jul 1863 (aged 24–25)
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Oakwood Cemetery
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
"My goal is to live forever. So far, so good.
Phil Andrade
Posts: 4553
Lieut Frank M. Harney 14th N.C.
Posted on: 9/5/2019 9:35:10 AM


The 14th NC was conspicuous among that state’s contingents at Gettysburg for having suffered few casualties.

According to the Busey study, Frank Harney commanded a company of sharpshooters, and was mortally wounded on Day One, dying the next day.

He succeeeded in capturing the flag of the 150th Pa before he was fatally stricken.

Interesting to read that he had been born in Kentucky, and had no kin in North Carolina.

I often wonder how many of the troops who fought in the regiments in Lee’s army were not native born to the states under whose banner they served.

Regards, Phil
"Egad, sir, I do not know whether you will die on the gallows or of the pox!" "That will depend, my Lord, on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress." Earl of Sandwich and John Wilkes

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