The Stephen Z Hearnsberger who served in the 15th GA Regiment did not go to Calhoun Arkansas after the war -- that Stephen is his uncle.
He and his wife are buried in Perdue Cemetery in Upson County Georgia.
His father was Adam Harnesberger and his mother was Henrietta Tatom. Two of his brothers also served in the 15th GA Regiment.
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Here is a bio I have of him.This was in the Harnsberger Newsletters -- obviously an obit
Stephen Z Harnesberger ( son of Adam)
"As a young man Stephen Z. Harnesberger visited his half-sister, Euphemia
(Mrs. Edwin Dallas), his half brother George, who had married Lavinia
Dallas, and his sister Mary Rebecca, wife of Captain John Gibson, all of
whom were then living in Upson County, Georgia. There he met and wooed Mary
Ann Brooks, daughter of Simeon and Louisa Clemen (Butts) Brooks. They
became engaged before the War between the States and all her life she
treasured his letters written to her during the war.
Stephen Zellers Harnesberger enlisted in the Confederate Army in May 1861 at
Lincolnton, Lincoln Co, Georgia. He was made First Lieutenant of Company
'G', 15th Georgia Regiment. Upon the death of Captain Lafayette Lamar he
was promoted to Captain of the same company, and a short while after he was
promoted ot Lt. Colonel. He served in all the battles in the war in which
General Longstreet's corps was engaged. Captured at the battle of
Gettysburg on the evening of the third of July 1863 he was take to that
bleak prison for officers on Johnson Island in Lake Erie ( near Sandusky,
Ohio), where he was held prisoner until just before General Lee's surrender.
It was in prison that he contacted tuberculosis, which eventually caused his
He returned to Georgia after the war and was married to his sweetheart, Mary
Ann Brooks, in Upson County on March 1, 1866. Of this happy union two
children were born: Mary Lou Harnesberger on June 22, 1868 at Thomaston,
Upson County ; and Harvey Flew Harnesberger on October 27, 1869.
Stephen Zellers Harnesberger was over six feet tall, and of commanding
appearance. He was a Baptist and a Mason. His friends spoke of him as a
splendid example of a upright, God-fearing Christian gentleman. He died
February 21, 1871, at his home in Upson County, surrounded by loved ones and
friends. A deeply religious man, he was conscious till his last breath, and
said to those around him: "Stand back! The King of Glory has come!"