Historical Rosters Database
William Charles HardyRoster ID 1669
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1864|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Charles Hardy, Class of 1864, New Market Cadet:
Born- ca. 1842 in Norfolk, Va.
Father- Thomas Asbury Hardy; Mother- Elizabeth Pierce.
Pat. Grandfather- Rev. Edward Hardy; Pat. Grandmother- Lydia Jarvis.
No information on Mat. Grandparents.
Entered VMI- Jan. 6, 1862 as 3rd Classman (Sophomore); Graduated 1864
standing 5 in a class of 14.
Civil War Record: 1st Lieut. Co A of the Corps of Cadets during the Battle
of New Market May 15, 1864; Appointed 2nd Lieut., Drill Master to serve with
Va. Reserve Forces Aug. 1, 1864; with Petersburg Reserves (Co. A 3rd
Battalion, Va. Reserves) Aug 1864- Feb. 25, 1865.
Careers: Merchant- partner in the firm of Hardy Bros. in Norfolk,
Died- Dec. 12, 1900.
About the Hardy family at VMI-
Four sons of Thomas Asbury Hardy and Elizabeth M. Pierce attended VMI. They were: Thomas A. Hardy, Jr., (Class of 1860); Edward M. Hardy (Class of 1860); William C. Hardy (Class of 1864); and Robert L. Hardy (Class of 1879). A sister, Mary Pinckney Hardy, married Arthur MacArthur and was the mother of General Douglas MacArthur. In addition, two cousins of the Hardy siblings attended VMI: Charles W. Hardy (class of 1857) and William J. Hardy, Jr. (Class of 1865). They were the sons of William Jarvis Hardy and Anna Trueblood. The paternal grandparents of all the children mentioned above were the Rev. Edward Hardy and Lydia Jarvis.