The 14th North Carolina Regiment

A memorial site dedicated to those North Carolinians who answered the call of their State
and served her honorably from 1861-1865 as members of the 14th Regiment, NC Troops

Harmon, John Jacob - Pvt., Co. D

John Jacob "Jake" Harmon was born on September 27, 1837 in what is now Cleveland County, North Carolina to Haywood Harmon and Mary Katherine Branton Harmon. He Enlisted in the "Cleveland Blues", Company D of the 14th Regiment North Carolina State Troops, at White Plains, Cleveland County, North Carolina on April 26, 1861 and was Mustered in at Garysburg, Northampton County, North Carolina on June 10, 1861. John "Jake" was listed on Company Muster Rolls as a Musician from September 1861 to December 31, 1862, and for the remainder of the War he was listed as Pvt.. He was present or accounted for until wounded in Battle at Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863 and absent wounded Until August 10, 1863 when he was reported absent without leave. John rejoined Company D prior to November 1, 1863 and was present or accounted for until paroled at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865. His brother, Alexander N. Harmon, joined this company in March, 1864.


After the War, John lived on Buffalo Creek, Cleveland County, North Carolina and attended church at El Bethel and also Patterson Grove. John Jacob Harmon died on October 30, 1904 and is buried in the El Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. [Find-A-Grave]

Information provided by: Bryan David Smith, whose great-great-great grandfather is John Jacob Harmon