Tag Archives: George Washington Finley Harper

15 May 1864: “received a flesh wound through the calf on the left leg. Hobbled back to surgeon; no ambulance being at hand.”

Item Description: Diary entry, 15 May 1864, written by G.W.F. Harper, describing the Battle of Resaca, a wound he sustained, and casualties among his troops. George Washington Finley Harper (1834-1921) of Lenoir, N.C., was a merchant, Confederate officer, railroad builder, banker, … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment