John J. HARDIN

Birth:
6 Jan 1810
Frankfort, Franklin co, Ky, Usa
Death:
27 Feb 1847
Buena Vista, Baja California Norte, Mxico
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                   John J. Hardin, son of Martin D. Hardin, "lawyer, born in Frankfort, Kentucky, 6 January, 1810; died in Buena Vista, Mexico, 27 February, 1847, was educated at Transylvania university, studied law, and removed to Jacksonville, Illinois, where he practised his profession.  For several years he was prosecuting attorney, and a member of the legislature in 1836-'42.  In 1842 he was elected to congress as a Democrat, and served one term.  He volunteered when the Mexican war began, was appointed colonel of the 1st Illinois regiment, and was killed on the second day of the battle of Buena Vista, while leading his men in the final charge."  Edited Appletons Encyclopedia, Copyright © 2001 VirtualologyTM

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:  HARDIN, John J., (son of Martin Davis Hardin), a Representative from Illinois; born in Frankfort, Ky., January 6, 1810; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Kentucky in 1831 and commenced practice in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill.; served in the Illinois Militia during the Black Hawk War 1831-1832; was brigadier general in command during the Mormon trouble in Hancock County in 1844 and later attained the rank of major general; appointed prosecuting attorney of Morgan County in 1832; member of the State house of representatives 1836-1842; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); was not a candidate for renomination in 1844; during the Mexican War recruited the First Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, of which he was commissioned colonel; was killed at the Battle of Buena Vista, Mexico, February 23, 1847; interment in City Cemetery (East), Jacksonville, Ill.
                  
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Martin Davis HARDIN
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                   GENERAL MARTIN DAVIS HARDIN, USA (http://www.multied.com/Bio/UGENS/USAHardin.html): born: 1837 in Jacksonville, IL; died: 1923 in St. Augustine, FL. (Last survivor of the West Point Class of 1859).

CAMPAIGNS: Peninsula, Seven Days', Groveton, Second Bull Run, Bristoe, Mine Run, North Anna River.

HIGHEST RANK ACHIEVED: Brigadier General.

BIOGRAPHY:     Martin Davis Hardin was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, on June 26, 1837. He was the grandson of a US Senator; and the son of a militia general, who was killed in the Mexican War. Young Hardin graduated from West Point in 1859, served as an artillery lieutenant in Oregon. When the Civil War began, he was promoted to 1st lieutenant, and was assigned to Col. Henry J. Hunt's staff. Hardin took part in the Peninsula and Seven Days' Campaigns, and led the 12th Pennsylvania Reserves at Groveton. He was wounded at the Second Battle of Bull Run. After leading two other brigades in succession, he returned to his regiment, which he commanded during the Battle of Gettysburg. As a result of his actions at Gettysburg, he was given permanent command of a brigade in the V Corps, leading the brigade in the Bristoe and Mine Run Campaigns. While Hardin was inspecting pickets near Catlett's Station, Confederate guerrillas ambushed him. As a result, Hardin's left arm was amputated, and he could not return to duty until the spring of 1864. Wounded again in operations along the North Anna River, he took time off to recuperate. While he was recovering, he was promoted to brigadier general, on July 2, 1864. When he returned to duty, he was placed in command of the XXII Corps, defending the area north of the Potomac. Brevetted a brigadier general, he remained in the Regular Army when the war ended. Hardin was named major of the 43d Infantry in 1866, and retired four years later because of his war wounds. He went on to study law in Chicago and become successful, becoming active in veterans affairs and writing. Hardin died on December 12, 1923, in St. Augustine, Florida, the last member of his West Point class to die.
                  
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John J. Hardin was born at Frankfort, Franklin co, Ky, Usa 6 Jan 1810. His parents were Martin Davis Hardin and Elizabeth Logan.

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Martin Davis Hardin born 26 Jun 1837.
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John J. Hardin died 27 Feb 1847 at Buena Vista, Baja California Norte, Mxico .