Harvey, Naham Eugene
Age: 18, credited to Waterford, VTVITALS
Birth: 06/11/1848, Charleston, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Oak Hill Cemetery, Carthage, MO
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Harvey Family in the Civil War
Father and Two Sons
George W. Harvey resided in Waterford when he enlisted for three years in the Civil War on Dec 14 1863 at the age of 43; he received $300 town bounty money; mustered into Co. I, 3rd Vt Inf Dec 19 1863 as a Private; joined his regiment at Brady's Station.
On May 04 1864 they broke camp for the Battle of the Wilderness. Killed in Action June 03 by a minnie ball through the breast. He was seen to turn around, put his hand to his breast, and fell & died w/o a groan.
Buried on the field by our own men, a board put up to mark the spot, as was the custom.
What he had with him was taken into the possession of a Mr. Hutchins who was soon after killed, and thus all was lost.
Has cenotaph on family monument in West Waterford Cemetery, Waterford, Vt.
Milo M. Harvey, son of George, resided in Waterford when he enlisted for three years in the Civil War on Dec 09 1863 at the age of 19; he received $300 town bounty money; mustered into Co. G, 3rd Vt Inf Jan 15 1864 as a Private.
Detained about six weeks at Brattleboro on account of sickness; joined his regiment at Brady's Station Feb 25 1864.
At the Battle of the Wilderness he was struck on the shoulder May 06 by a spent ball, making it quite lame, but continued to do his duty. May 12 at Spottsylvania, when some distance ahead of our line, he had his eye on the rebel flag with the intent of capturing it, when he was accidentally hit by a minnie ball in the forearm (probably by our own men) which broke both bones. He bound the wound with a towel from his knapsack, spent the night in field hospital, walked 15 miles the next day to Fredericksburg where the wound was finally dressed by a surgeon.
Transferred to Brattleboro and home on 70 days' furlough. Then transfered to Co. I July 25 1864 from Brattleboro transferred to Montpelier where he was mustered out Dec 19 1864 for disability.
Pieces of bone continued to come out from the would through the winter, the loss of blood from which very much injured his health. He received a pension of $6 per month.
He d. May 07 1872 and is buried in the family lot in the West Waterford Cemetery, Waterford, Vt. [gs]
Nahum Eugene Harvey, son of George, born Charleston, Vt June 11 1848; resided in Waterford when he enlisted for three years in the Civil War on Dec 14 1863 at the age of 18; he received $300 town bounty money; mustered into Co. I, 3rd Vt Inf Dec 19 1863 as a private.
After firing two shots at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 05 1864, he was hit in the forearm by a minnie ball, which broke one of the bones. Retired to Frederickburg then Washington and in about 2 weeks furloughed home for about 4 weeks.
Then returned to Washington and rejoined his unit under Gen. Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. At Petersburg, he was struck by a spent ball which lamed his knee.
He was mustered out July 11 1865 and received a pension of $4 per month.
He died Jan 25 1930 and is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Carthage, Mo. [gs]
Sources: "Soldiers' Record for the Town of Waterford, in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-5, by Hon. F.R.Carpenter; St. Johnsbury, Vt, C.M.Stone & Co. Printers; 1880" and "Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters Who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Compiled by Authority of the General Assembly Under Direction of Theodore S. Peck, Adjutant-General; Montpelier, Vt; Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., Publishers and Printers; 1892".
Courtesy of Phil Somers.