Oh my gosh!!!!!!!! You are AMAZING!!!!!! Thank you soooooo much!!! I have wondered about how Harfield ended up getting back to his "side." And your timeline of the various people he served with is VERY helpful. I am in your debt.
Do you have suggestions on how to find more information about Harfield? I know this site can get the National Archives records for us, but I already have them. The reference you had of him escaping is something I'd never heard of.
I'm writing a book about his mother-in-law, Mary Bennett Cane, also known as the Mother of Shreveport (LA) and the Grandmother of Bossier (LA). He and his wife Jennie (Mary's daughter) lived with Mary before the war, and Jennie lived with her during the war, then both of them again for awhile after the war. They both died and Mary ended up raising the children, her grandchildren.
I want the chapters about Harfield's experiences and his conversations to about the war to be both full and acccurate.
I'll appreciate any information you are able to steer me toward, and already will cite your name as helping to garner information about his war experience. You've helped with two of the biggest questions I had, and deserve the recognition.
Thank you again...