Rockdale Reporter, Thurs., February 5, 1914, p. 8, c. 2
Our Confederate Corner
D. S. Harris (photograph)
The subject of this sketch was born in Watson county, GA,. Near Social Circle, on the 30th day of December, 1834. Was raided in Watson county. Went to war from Newton county enlisting in the Confederate service April 26th, 1861, in the Eastern army under Lee. Was a member of Company H, Third Georgia Regiment, Wright’s Brigade, Anderson’s Division, Hill’s Corps, Army of the East, Robert E. Lee, commander.
Mr. Harriss was detailed as “information scout,” and served in that capacity for 28 months, seeing much active and dangerous service, as told of in a previous article in these columns. He was at the surrender of Lee’s army in 1865, but ran the lines and never did surrender. Returned home April 29, 1865, having served his country exactly four years and three days. None of Mr. Harriss’ officers are living at this time.
He was wounded at Gettysburg and was given a 30-day furlough which was extended thirty days, but returned to the service ten days before the furlough expired, his wound having healed sufficiently to permit him to do so.
After the war he returned to Social Circle, GA. Then moved to Rutland, Morgan county, Ga., and from there to Texas. Moved to Williamson county, Texas, in 1877, and to Milam county in 1878, settling in Rockdale, where he has lived an active life ever since.
We must say a special thank you to Shanell Quinn of Dallas, Texas, for typing the above for use on the Milam County TXGenWeb site.
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