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July 16, 1888
Co. 7, Miss.
||Pleasant Calloway Hardin
||Section:Confederate Field, Section 2 (D)
|Reason for Eligibility:
||July 16, 1888
|Confederate Home Roster Information:
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||February 10, 1887
|HARDIN, PLEASANT CALLOWAY (1823~1888) Pleasant Calloway Hardin, Confederate veteran, was born in Alabama in 1823, to James R. Hardin and Margaret Wright.
After moving to Mississippi, Hardin enlisted in the Confederate Army on September 1, 1861, in Hazlehurst, Copiah County. On September 29, he was mustered into Captain H. G. D. Brown’s Company Artillery, Army of Mississippi in Bay St. Louis, Hancock County. Brown’s Company later became Captain Roberts’ Company, Mississippi Artillery, or the Seven Stars Artillery. The Seven Stars Light Artillery was formed in the summer of 1862 at Jackson, Mississippi and was assigned to the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana.
Soon after its formation, the Seven Stars were sent to eastern Louisiana to help maintain the Confederate stronghold at Port Hudson on the Mississippi River. After repelling numerous Union assaults and suffering through a 48-day siege, the Confederates, upon hearing of the fall of Vicksburg on July 9, 1863, surrendered the Port, thus allowing the northern forces full navigation of the Mississippi River from the delta in New Orleans.
After taking part in a prisoner exchange, the unit disbanded in February, 1864 and most of the men went on to serve in other units. No information was provided about Hardin’s service during this time.
Prior to serving in the Confederacy, Hardin married Justina Clements and had two daughters, Colleta and Tallula, both of whom appear to have been born in Copiah County, Mississippi. On February 2, 1862, he married Elizabeth Moore and had two sons, James Pleasant and Marcus, who appear to have been born in Copiah County as well.
After immigrating to Texas in 1880, Hardin worked as a farmer. Suffering from respiratory problems, he moved into the Confederate Men’s Home on February 10, 1887, where he remained until his death on July 16, 1888. He was later buried in the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from: Compiled Military Service Record; Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System website at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss; Confederate Home Roster; and Pleasant Calloway Hardin website at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~joxford/html/d0028/g0000082.html.