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Thomas Asbury HardyRoster ID 739
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1860|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Thomas Asbury Hardy, Jr., Class of 1860:
Born- ca. 1839 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- Oct. 20, 1856; Left after one year.
Civil War Record: Enrolled as conscript; at Camp Lee Feb. 2, 1864; Assigned
as Private Co. G, 6th Va. Infantry Feb. 6, 1864; In hospital much of summer
and early fall 1864 with syphilis; Captured Oct. 27, 1864 at Burgess Mill;
Exchanged Feb. 13, 1865; Paroled at Appomattox.
Careers: Merchant; Partner in firm of Hardy Bros. in Norfolk, Va.
Died- ca. 1893 in New York.
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.