H. T. Harrison Memorial 
May 18, 2003

After almost 80 years, Henry Thomas Harrison finally had his memorial service
 at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, on Sunday, May 18, 2003.

The always beautiful Highland Cemetery provided the perfect location for the occasion where threatening weather gave way to a mostly pleasant Sunday afternoon.
Fifth generation descendant, George Becker, introduced his father, Bernie Becker, who gave a presentation on the fascinating life of Longstreet's famous scout -- the man who changed the course of history at Gettysburg.
The recently installed headstone, supplied by the Veterans Administration, provided the centerpiece for the occasion and a canopy, courtesy of Highland Cemetery, was in place just in case.
The emotional sound of Taps was expertly performed by Sheriff Chuck Korzenborn thus providing a perfect ending to a long overdue tribute to a man lost to history for more than a century.

 Id Like to Think

Id like to think when life is done
That I had filled a needed post,
That here and there Id paid my fare
With more than idle talk and boast;

That I had taken gifts divine,
The breath of life and manhood fine,
And tried to use them now and then
In service for my fellow men.


[Edgar Albert Guest (1881-1959)]

Harrison's  final years in Cincinnati and Covington are described in an article titled "Civil War Spy Discovered in Covington" in the Spring-Summer 2003 (Volume X, Number 2) issue of Northern Kentucky Heritage Magazine.  Copies of the article are available from the Kenton County Library for $5.00 which includes postage.  Click on http://www.kenton.lib.ky.us/~histsoc/heritage.html for details.

 

CSA Headstone courtesy of the Department of Veterans Affairs

 

The dedication ceremony

 

Sheriff Chuck Korzenborn

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