Eber Harris

Eber Harris was a resident of Windham on August 27, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was discharged from the U.S. General Hospital, Fort Monroe, Virginia on July 21, 1865.

The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 29 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as 5’ 7” tall with a fair complexion and dark hair and dark eyes.  His marital status is married.

He was born about November 1833 in Mansfield. In the 1860 U.S. census in Windham, he is a 26 year old ostler [stableman/groom] and head of household. Eber Harris married Sarah J. ______ about 1855. Children include: Eugene D. Harris, born about 1856 and Ada M. Harris, born about 1857. After the Civil War, he moved to Columbia, where he was working in a cotton mill by the time of the 1870 U.S. census. Later he moved back to Windham where he worked as a farmer.

Eber Harris died on February 7, 1916 and is buried in the North Windham Cemetery in Windham, Connecticut.