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Charles G. Harker portrait
Description: Carte de visite portrait of Civil War officer Colonel Charles G. Harker. A notation on the back of the card states that he was "Killed at Kennesaw Mt June 27 / 64." Attached to the back of the card is a tax stamp. Harker was born in New Jersey in 1825, and graduated with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, in 1858. Harker served on the frontier until the beginning of the Civil War when he was ordered to Ohio. He accepted the position of Colonel of the 65th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was promoted to Captain in the regular Army. He distinguished himself at the battles of Pittsburgh Landing, the Siege of Corinth, Stone River, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge and Resaca. After the Battle of Chickamauga, he was promoted to Brigadier-General. Harker was mortally wounded at the battle of Kennesaw Mountain on June 27, 1864. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SC2948
Subjects: Soldiers--Ohio--Photographs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Military officers; Photography--History
Places: Ohio