Harnsberger, William Michael

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to
Dickinson Connection
Class of 1856
Full name
William Michael Harnsberger
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Education
Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Occupation
Military
Educator
Military
Confederate Army

William Michael Harnsberger (Dickinson Chronicles)

Scholarship
William Harnsberger was born on May 23, 1835 in Port Republic, Rockingham County, Virginia. As a member of the class of 1856, “Willie” was active in the Union Philosophical Society, Phi Kappa Sigma, and Zeta Psi. His brother, Henry, had been a member of the class of 1841. After receiving his bachelor of arts degree, William returned to Virginia, where he taught until the start of the Civil War.

Harnsberger enlisted in the Confederate States Army soon after the outbreak of the war. He was killed on September 19, 1862 in Loudoun County, Virginia.
John Osborne and James W. Gerencser, eds., “William Michael Harnsberger,” Dickinson Chronicles, http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/encyclo/h/ed_harnsbergerW.htm.
How to Cite This Page: "Harnsberger, William Michael," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/5841.