Benjamin Harrigill b. 1787 d. aft 1860 and Elizabeth b. 1799 d. 1870
Henry never married.
Harrigill, Henry J. M. Pvt. /2nd. Lt. Killed at Murfreesboro, TN Dec. 31, 1862 (also spelled Harrigil) [Appointed 2nd Lt. June 26, 1862]
At the battle of Murfreesboro Chalmers' Brigade was stationed at the right of Polk's Corps, the right of the brigade resting on Stone's River. Rosecrans established his line near them, placing Palmer's Division (Hazen's, Cruft's and Grose's Brigades) from the river along the Round Forest. The lines were separated by an open field, and Chalmers' men were exposed to artillery fire. It was wet and cold, but to avoid observation they refrained from building fires. Throwing up a slight earthwork for protection, they lay there forty-eight hours, waiting for the battle. It began with the attack by Hardee's Corps at dawn, December 31. Chalmers' Brigade was the pivot on which Polk's Corps swung into action, and was not ordered to attack until 11 o'clock. Surprise had aided the other brigades in their triumphant advance, but Palmer's Brigades were fully prepared when Chalmers' went in. There was no lack of spirit in the charge of the Mississippians, but the storm of lead and iron that met them at the burnt house struck down General Chalmers and shattered the line of gray. The regiments became separated, but soon reformed and under the brigade command of Colonel White fought gallantly through the remainder of the battle, which raged about the Round Forest for three days. In his report of the battle General Bragg said, "We succeeded in driving the enemy from every position except the strong one held by his extreme left flank, resting on Stone's River and covered by a concentration of artillery of superior range and caliber which seemed to bid us defiance." All of Withers' Division except Walthall's Brigade, all of Breckenridge's Division except Hanson's Brigade, and Donelson's Brigade of Cheatham's Division, were in this fight on the left, about 12,000 men, and their killed and wounded numbered 4,000. The casualties of the Seventh Regiment were 12 killed, including Capt. R. D. McDowell and Lieuts. H. J. M. Harrigill and G. W. Jones, 97 wounded and 4 missing.
The Franklin Beauregards" of the 7th MS. Volunteers
This volunteer company was raised by Daniel H. Parker in Franklin County. They were enrolled at Meadville, MS on May 4, 1861 as the “Franklin Beaurgards” of the 7th Regiment Mississippi Volunteers. They have also been referred to as the “Beauregard Volunteers”, They held their meetings in Meadville, but because so many of the men were from eastern Franklin County, they held their drills between Quentin and McCall prior to going to the Mississippi coast in August of 1861.
Henry J. M. Harrigil, mustered in Captain Daniel H. Parker's Company (Franklin Beauregards) 7th Regiment Mississippi Volunteers* as Private May 31, 1861, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant June 26, 1862, killed in action December 31, 1862 in front of the first line of entrenchments at the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, "In 1st charge 300 yards in front of breast works"
* This company subsequently became Company E, 7th Mississippi Infantry
M269: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Mississippi
Henry J.M. Harrigill Pvt./2nd. Lt.
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