A genealogical supplement to Lillian Martin's book on John Hardie and his descendents is also available to members. This area of the web site is password protected; please check your most recent mailing from the Foundation for the appropriate user name and password.
The full text of Brothers in Arms, detailing John Hardie's sons' experience of the Civil War is now available. Six Hardie brothers and a brother-in-law fought for the Confederacy, compilng remarkable records, even for that remarkable war. William T. Hardie fired the first cannon in the first battle of the war after the fall of Fort Sumter; a cavalryman shot and killed by Alva Hardie was the last Union casualty of the war. In almost every major battle there was at least one of these Hardie brothers in the fight: first and second Manassas, Shiloh, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Murfreesboro, Antietam, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, the siege of Petersburg, the siege of Vicksburg, the campaign for Atlanta, the March to the Sea, and countless other battles and skirmishes. Some were wounded and some were captured; yet, they all survived. Read Bill Hardie's compelling account of this critical time in our national and family history here.
The Foundation's Annual meeting and reunion for 2005 were in France. A trip journal of the reunion is available.
Memorial Gifts may be sent to our Treasurer: The Thornhill Foundation C/o Alice L. Rainold P.O. Box 15191 New Orleans, LA 70175-5191Memorial gifts are recorded in the records of the Foundation, and acknowledgments of the gift are sent to the family of the person honored by the gift.