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Lieutenant Colonel Tazewell Lee Hargrove and six other officers of the 44th North Carolina Regiment were taken prisoner by the Yankees following their defense of the South Anna Bridge. Taken first to Fort Norfolk and then to Fort Delaware, these officers joined about 600 other Confederate prisoners of war. In 1863, these men were placed in a stockade outside Yankee forces on Morris Island, then under fire from the Confederates. Hargrove survived the war and was released after taking the Yankee oath of allegiance. He was elected North Carolina Attorney General in 1872, and had a successful law practice. Ravages inflicted on his body during his years as a prisoner led to his death in 1889 at the age of 59.
Tazewell Lee Hargrove, born April 6, 1830, was the Lieutenant Colonel of the 44th North Carolina Troops. Although war reports vary, it is believed that with a company of only eighty men, Hargrove defended the South Anna Bridge for four hours against a Yankee force of 1500. The bridge was ultimately captured by the Yankees. Hargrove is buried in Townsville.