Harmon Kinsley Elkins

Harmon Kinsley ElkinsBorn: 30 September 1821 in South Carolina

Married Nancy Caroline Campbell

Died: 11 April 1886 in Bowie County, Texas

Harmon was concerned about the safety of his family and friends and the security of his country. He enlisted for service in the Confederate Army on 16 March 1862, at Monroe, Louisiana and served to the end of the war. He served in Capt. Sidney H. Griffin's Company Of Infantry. On 4 July 1863, Harmon was captured in the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was paroled on 13 July 1863, but not without having to sign a document stating that he would not again take up arms against the United States. However, after he was released he went back to fight for the Cause. On 29 March 1864, Shreveport, LA., Harmon appeared on a list of officers and men of the 31st Reg. Louisiana Inf., who reported in camp for exchange at Vienna, LA., before 1 April 1864. On 26 May 1865 Harmon's Regiment, commanded by, Col. C.H. Morrison surrendered at New Orleans, La., by General E.K. Smith to Maj. Gen. E.R.S. Canby, U.S.A. He was then paroled at Monroe, Louisiana on 14 June 1865 and returned to his home and family.

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