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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
his school, the Marietta Institute, where he remained till May, when he graduated and received a diploma. Again he joined his regiment and went with it to Virginia, where he was made adjutant. (During this time his father, George Paul-Harrison, Sr., had joined the army. He served during the war, reaching the distinction of brigadier-general) [Colonel Charles C. Jones, Jr., in his Confederate Roster, gives the date of appointment and date of rank of George Paul Harrison, Jr., as February 7, 1865, and to report to G. M. Hardee.] In the winter of 1861-62, General Harrison was made Colonel of the 5th Georgia Regiment, which he commanded for six months. He then organized and was made Colonel of the 32nd Georgia Infantry, serving in that rank, but commanding a brigade for about fifteen months, in 1863-64, after brilliant service in the battle of Olustree, Fla., where the Federals suffered defeat. In the defense of Charleston he was an important factor, and during the Federal ass