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This biography is from HEROES OF ALBANY, by Rufus W. Clark, D. D.

Harmon Visscher, Jr.

Harmon Visscher, Jr., was the son of Harmon and Anna M. Visscher, and was born in the city of Albany, on the 18th day of August, 1839. He was a youth of great promise, and was tenderly cared for in a Christian home and universally esteemed by his friends.

Upon the breaking out of the rebellion, he joined the Burgesses Corps, and accompanied them to Washington in defence of the National Capital, where he remained until the Twenty-fifth Regiment, to which the Corps was attached, was discharged.

He returned to his home and the city of his birth, full of military ardor; and, the day previous to the departure of the Forty-fourth, joined that regiment, to which he was attached up to the time of his death. He was shot through the breast, and was left on the battle field for dead, and remained there for a long time, until conveyed to the hospital. In a letter to his parents, dictated by himself and written by a friend, he appeared sanguine of his ultimate recovery, but a note appended by his nurse gave them but little to hope for.

He was a member of Company G of the Forty-fourth (Ellsworth) Regiment and was a true patriot and brave soldier. Being conveyed to the hospital at Georgetown, District of Columbia, he was there attended by his fond mother, and everything that maternal affection could do was done for his comfort, and for his preparation for the solemnities of the future life. He breathed his last on Thursday, September 11th, 1862.

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