C. W. Harris

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
February  21, 1901, page 5
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Mr. C. W. Harris, a substantial and much esteemed citizen of the county, who has long made his home near Taylorsville, died last Sunday and his remains were brought to this city and interred at Oak Hill Monday.  Mr. Harris was a brave confederate soldier, doing his duty fully in the four years of strife in the sixties as a member of Company O. Phillips’ Legion.  He was a member of P. M. B. Young camp, of this city.  He was the father-in-law of H. E. Young, one of Cartersville’s merchants.


February 28, 1901
Page 8.

Mr. C. W. Harris.

The death of Mr. C. W. Harris, which occurred at his home, near Taylorsville, last week, removes one of Bartow county’s best citizens.

He was born in Merriwether county, but spent most of his life in Bartow.  When the civil war broke out he was among the first to answer the south’s call for soldiers.  In 1861 he enlisted in what became Company O, in Phillips’ Legion and followed with faithfulness and courage the fortunes of that gallant command in Virginia through the four years of struggle, surrendering with Lee’s remnants at Appomattox. He brought home from the strife as relics his old canteen, his combined fork and spoon and his soldier hat with two bullet holes in it.  These he prized to the day of his death, as he loved the association of veterans, being an attendant at the reunions, and delighted to peruse the literature of those stormy days.  His enthusiasm over the traditions and memories of the cause in which he prided himself on being an humble figure never abated.

After his return from the war he was married to Miss Ella Smith, of Taylorsville.  He joined the Baptist church, of which he was a consecrated and active member for 27 years.  He chose farming as his occupation and his industry and good management brought him a fair share of success.

Mr. Harris was known by those among whom he lived as a man of honest and strictest integrity, kind heartedness and devotion to his family.

He leaves a wife and four children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father.  Mrs.



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