Henry C. “Harry” Hopper

Born in Tennessee, but later moving to Marion, Williamson County, Harry Hopper was in many ways the “founder” of the rebellion in Southern Illinois. Originally calling for, and raising the Illinois Confederate Regiment, Hopper served as 1st lieutenant and was present in the battles of Belmont and Shiloh. Harry Hopper later resigned from the Confederacy in 1863, and left Illinois for Kentucky. (Ed Gleeson p. 100)