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Gurley Harris

Obituary of John Harris, Larkinsville, Alabama.

Another grand old soldier has stacked arms, answered his last roll cal, and passed over the big divide between now and then. Capt. John Harris was born May 5, 1841, and died at his plantation, near Larkinsville, Ala., August 23, 1916, aged seventy-five years. He enlisted in the Confederate army when the first gun was fired and was always on the firing line to the close of the war. He never seemed to be so much at himself as when in the thickest and hardest fighting-always in front, but was never wounded during the whole war.

Captain Harris married soon after the war and became one of the best and most useful citizens in his county. He reared a large family; and some of them, with the mother, still live at the old home. He came of two grand old Southern families, such as his descendants can feel proud of and the kind that is almost extinct. Peace to his ashes! F. B. Gurley.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, December, 1916.

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