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This Day in Georgia History

November 06, 1873

William J. Hardee Died

Former Confederate major general William J. Hardee died at Wytheville, Va. Born Oct, 12, 1815, near Savannah, Hardee was a well-respected authority on military tactics whose infantry manual was used by both Confederate and Union armies. Hardee was in charge of the defense of Savannah during Sherman’s March to the Sea, evacuating his troops just before capture by the Union Army in December 1864.