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Edward Mohun HardyRoster ID 738
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1860|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Edward Mohun Hardy, Class of 1860:
Born- ca. 1840 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- Aug. 1, 1856; Dismissed July 9, 1859 for bringing alcohol onto
Civil War Record: Enlisted April 19, 1861 at Norfolk in Co. G, 6th Va.
Infantry; Elected 2nd Lieut. May 20, 1861; extended service for war Feb. 18,
1862; promoted to 1st Lieut. May 1, 1862; to Captain May 3, 1862; In
hospital in Richmond Oct. 21, 1862- Feb. 10, 1863 with cystitis; Wounded in
Action near Petersburg, Va. June 22, 1864; retired to Invalid Corps March 6,
1865; Signed parole in Richmond May 16, 1865.
Careers: Merchant; Partner in firm of Hardy Bros. in Norfolk, Va.
Died- Aug. 15, 1882. Buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Norfolk, Va.
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.