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Nicholas Cobbs HarrisRoster ID 741
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1860|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Nicholas Cobbs Harris, Class of 1860: Genealogy: Born- July 22, 1837 at "Otter View", Forest Depot, Bedford, Co. Va. Father- Dr. Hector Harris; Mother- Catherine Adams Alexander. Pat. Grandfather- William Harris; Pat. Grandmother- Doshea Thorpe Harris. Mat. Grandfather- Gerrard Alexander; Mat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Innes. Married- Nannie Harding on Oct. 28, 1868. Children- Mazie Lee Harris, who became Mrs. George W. Woods. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 1, 1856; Graduated- July 4, 1860 standing 27th in a class of 41. Military Record, Civil War: Enlisted May 28, 1861 at Forest Depot as 1st Lieut. in Co. G, 2nd Virginia Cavalry; Appointed Captain Sept. 7, 1861; absent, sick in late 1861; Resigned June 11, 1862; returned to Company at an unknown date; in hospital in Lynchburg, Va. in Nov. 1864; Captured April 2, 1865 at Five Forks; Held at Johnson's Island, Oh. Released on oath June 18, 1865. Careers: Tobacconist; merchant. Died- April 15, 1898 while visiting San Antonio, TX (his home was in St. Louis, Mo.)|