Harrisville in Ritchie County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Harrisville / Thomas Maley Harris
Thomas Maley Harris. Born 1813 in Wood County, he was a doctor before the war. In 1861, he raised the 10th WV and served as colonel, rising to rank of major general. Postwar, he sat on the military tribunal that tried the Lincoln conspirators. He served in the WV House of Delegates, as WV Adjutant General, and U.S. Pension Agent, then resumed his medical practice. Harris died in 1906.
Erected 2017 by West Virginia Archives & History.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Political Subdivisions • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
Location. 39° 12.859′ N, 81° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 E Main st, Harrisville WV 26362, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Romeo H. Freer (a few steps from this marker); Harrisville (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Stone House (approx. 6.1 miles away); Pennsboro (approx. 6.1 miles away); a different marker also named Harrisville (approx. 6.2 miles away); Pennsboro B&O Depot (approx. 6.2 miles away); Tollgate (approx. 7.7 miles away); Doddridge County / Ritchie County (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisville.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry. Excerpt:
His troops were among those directly responsible for cutting off Robert E. Lee's line of retreat at Appomattox Courthouse. Following the Confederate surrender at Appomattox, Harris served on the military commission which tried the Lincoln Conspirators. Following the trial general Harris authored two books about the trial evidences and proceedings: Assassination of Lincoln: A History of the Great Conspiracy, Trial of the Conspirators by a Military Commission, and a Review of the Trial of John(Submitted on May 23, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.