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Birth: Oct. 12, 1815, Camden County, Georgia.
Death: Nov. 6, 1873, Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia.
Wife's: Elizabeth Hennery Dummett Hardee (1820 - 1853). Mary Foreman Lewis Hardee (1838 - 1875).
Children: Willie J. Hardee (____ - 1865), Anna Dummett Hardee Chambliss (1846 - 1936), William Joseph Hardee (1847 - 1865)*. Burial: Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama.
War Confederate Lieutenant General. A West Point graduate in 1838, he was a distinguished US Army officer whom served in the Mexican conflicts and was a tactics instructor and commandant of cadets at West Point. At the start of the Civil War, he resigned his commission as Lieutenant Colonel, to serve in the Confederate Army of Tennessee. Appointed first as Colonel of CSA Cavalry, then Brigadier General of the Upper District of Arkansas and promoted Major General commanding the 1st Division, Central Army of Kentucky in December 1861. Known as "Old Reliable", he was promoted Lieutenant General in October 1862 and commanded the Armies of the Department of Mississippi, Tennessee and South Carolina, until he surrendered his corps on April 26, 1865. After the he became a planter in Alabama.
GENERAL OFFICERS APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT IN THE ARMIES OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, 1861-1865.
William J. Habdee. Bom in Savannah, Ga., 1817. Appointed from Georgia, October 7, 1861, to rank from same date; confirmed December 13, 1861; promoted to be Lieutenant General, Provisional Army, October 11, 1862, to rank from October 10, 1862. Died at Wytheville, Va., November 6, 1873.