Enoch Harlan, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Enoch Harlan


A Good soldier, was killed at Milliken's Bend, La., June 7, 1863. Born in Porter County, Indiana, July 10th, 1843, he had been living in Polk County, Iowa, two years when he entered the service, residing with his parents in Camp Township. A young man of good morals ; he used no bad language. His letters show that he was greatly attached to his country. "I go to the army," he says, "not for the pay, but to help save my country; and if I die there I shall not have to go again."

He says, June 4th, 1863 : --

"This war has made a man of me. If I get home, I would not take all the money there is in the South for what I have seen and learnt. I have learnt faster than ever I did when I went to school."

Source: Brown, Leonard. 1869. American Patriotism: Or, Memoirs of "Commen Men." Des Moines, Iowa: Redhead and Wellslager. 574 p.
Page(s) in Source: 332

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