Known CSA Veterans at Cedar Hill
Vicksburg, Mississippi

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In Memory of
Harris Wilkerson
in Fayette Co.
Kentucky 1837
Aged 42 Years

Harris Wilkerson was living in Missouri when the war started. He enlisted with the 1st Missouri Cavalry 5 Dec 1861 in Sac River, Missouri.

Harris Wilkerson "was engaged in the battles of Sugar Creek, Bentonville, Elkhorn, Farmington, Iuke, Corinth, Grand Gulf, Bakers Creek, Big Black, Vicksburg. Served during the campaign in Ga. Was in the siege of Atlanta, fight on Peach Tree Creek, Jonesborough & all the fights from Rome to Lovjoy Station, Battle of Allltoona, Tilton, Franklin & was made a prisoner at Franklin. Is now at Johnson Island. Served six months in the M.S.G. in Gen. Harris escort. was in the Battle of Lexington."

From the compiled service record of Capt. Harris Wilkerson at


This gives his age at enlistment on 25 Dec 1861 as 25. He enlisted for the war. He was born in Boone Co., Missouri, and was a farmer. His current residence was Columbia in Boone Co. (continued below).

A physical description of Capt. Wilkerson, here 28, is given on his Oath of Allegiance.


Though difficult to read, this list of battles and fights Harris Wilkerson was engaged in is transcribed for the most part in the beginning paragraphs on this page.

He was taken as prisoner 30 Nov 1864 and sent to Military Prison, Louisville, Kentucky. He was discharged 3 Dec 1864 and sent to Johnson Island, Ohio. He is on a roll of prisoners of war at Depot Prisoners of War, Sandusky, Ohio, where he was released on oath 17 Jun 1865.

Jennie Crump Freeland
Sept. 24, 1846
Dec 3, 1934

Harris Wilkerson married in Vicksburg 14 Jun 1870 Jennie Crump, daughter of Robert Crump, a mayor of Vicksburg and a member of an established Vicksburg family.

He was a highly-respected member of the community, a member of the Knights Templar, Knights of Pythias, and Knights of Honor.

He died 7 Jul 1837, age 42, leaving a wife and two children.

Jennie Crump Wilkerson remarried. This second husband Thomas Freeland (1856 -1912) is interred in the Wilkerson lot.

On  7 Jul 1924, she applied for and was granted a widows' pension as widow of Harris Wilkerson.


Harris Wilkerson's parole dated 6 July 1863 at Vicksburg.

He signed himself, "H Wilkerson 1st Lieut Co. K, 1st Mo. Cav."


The monument in the center of the Wilkerson lot.



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