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Harry Thompson Hays
Confederate States of America
Major General

Served 1846- 1848 (U. S. A.)
Served 1861- 1865 (C. S. A.)
Military Colonel, 7th La Infantry 1861
Brigadier General - C.S.A
July 25, 1862
Major General - C.S.A
April, 1865
Wounded at Port Republic
June 9, 1862
Wounded - Spotslvania
May 9, 1864
Born April 14, 1820
Wilson Co., Tennessee
Died August 21, 1876
New Orleans
Cause Bright's Disease
Age 56
Education St. Mary's College
Profession Lawyer
Spouse Elizabeth Cage
July 13, 1854
Yazoo, Mississippi
Children 4, 1 son, 3 daughters
Burial Lafayette Cemetery #1
Harry Thompson Hays

is buried in Lafayette Cemetery #1

Mexican War - 5th La Calvary

Born in Tn lived in Hermitage given to his parents by Pres Andrew Jackson

brother - Texas Range John Coffee Hays

confed colonel 7th la infantry

wounded at Port Republic

promoted to Brig Gen - 1st la brig replacing Richard Taylor who was promote to Major Gen

captured and escaped

wounded at spotsylvania

promoted to Major Gen by Gen Edmund Kirby Smith

after war pardon, was sheriff of Orleans parish

July 1866 New Orleans Race Riot, at one time deputizing nearly two hundred of his former soldiers who were now members of the "Hays Brigade Relief Society."

La state Senator 1853-1860

distant relative of Richard Taylor?




MAJ. GEN   CO   H   7   LA   INF
1820                1876


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