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 __**Primary Sources for the 11th Maryland Infantry**__ __**Primary Sources for the 11th Maryland Infantry**__
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 +//The Daily Evening Express//, August 17, 1864
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 +OBITUARY.
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 +HARMAN. At the residence of his father, Owing'​s Mills, Md., on the 1st inst., Charles Herbst Harman, of Co. E, 11th Maryland Regiment, eldest son of John H, and Fannie Harman, aged 18 years, 10 months and 14 days.
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 +The Baltimore County American commenting upon the subject of the above notice, says: "It is seldom that we are called upon to record the death of one who, to our limited ideas of military affairs, was more naturally fitted for military life than was our young friend Charley Harman; endowed by nature with much more than ordinary intelligence and firmness, for one of his years, he had the strongest inclination for a military life since the commencement of the war. In 1862, his father being drafted, he offered himself as a substitute, then only sixteen years old, and although he was of extraordinary size and strength for a boy of his age, was rejected upon account of extremely tender age. Nothing daunted, however, he made a personal application to Governor Bradford for his influence. His fine personal appearance and noble bearing induced the Governor to use his influence, but notwithstanding,​ he was refused admission, much to his mortification and sincere regret. Often since has he asked the consent of his loyal mother, who always, from the best and purest motives, vis; his youth, refused to give her consent, until the call for one hundred day men was issued, when he again renewed to his parents his request to permit him to enlist, which request was granted. He participated in the battle of Monocacy on the 10th of July last, the exposure of which, no doubt, sowed the seeds of his disease, typhoid fever. On Friday last, he arrived at home from the Relay House, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, very sick, and in a few days ended his earthly career. In this sad bereavement,​ the parents of this noble and brave boy have at least the consolation that, whilst they have been robbed of their first-born, by the fortunes of an accursed war and rebellion against the best country that God ever gave to man, they know that he died the death of a Christian patriot, which is to them ten thousand times better and more satisfactory than if he still lived and bore the mark of a traitor to his country, thereby making him also a traitor to his God. Charley'​s young companions mourn his untimely death, as all his friends and acquaintances do. Let them strive, then, that their life be like his, that their end may be no loss regretted by all their acquaintances and friends. ​
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