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George Paul Harrison, Jr.

Born: Mar 19, 1841

Death: Jul 17, 1922

Nationality: United States

George Paul Harrison, Jr.

Date of Birth : Mar 19, 1841
Date of Death : Jul 17, 1922

George Paul Harrison, Jr. was a U.S. Representative from Alabama. Born at "Monteith Plantation," near Savannah, Georgia, George Paul Harrison, Jr., attended Effingham Academy and the Georgia Military Institute at Marietta, Georgia. His father, George Paul Harrison, Sr., was a wealthy planter, state legislator and brigadier general of Georgia militia during the American Civil War. His mother was Thurza Adelaide Harrison. At the outset of the Civil War, Harrison entered the Confederate States Army as second lieutenant of the First Georgia Regulars and participated in the seizure of Fort Pulaski. After finishing school in the spring of 1861, he returned to the army and was successively promoted over the course of the war to first lieutenant, major, colonel, and acting brigadier general. On May 15, 1862, he was elected colonel of the 32nd Georgia Infantry Regiment. He commanded Fort Johnson, Morris Island and John's Island, where he was wounded twice, and reinforced Fort Wagner during the July 18, 1863 battle. He commanded a brigade at the Battle of Olustee. Harrison commanded a prison camp at Florence, South Carolina in late 1864.

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