Barton P. Harper(1839 - 1926)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 89th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 23 years. Enlisted, October 7, 1861, at Binghamton, to serve three years; mustered in as Private, Co. H, October 11,1861. Promoted Corporal, no date.
The remainder of the War:
Discharged for disability December 10, 1862, at Fredericksburg, VA.
After the War:
He was first postmaster of Chenangoforks (before and later Chenango Forks), Broome County, NY 1895 - 96.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New York1. Probably the writer “Barton” whose 22 September letter about the campaign was published in his hometown newspaper the Broome Weekly Republican on 8 October (PDF). Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.
Burial Place: Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott, NY
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, for the Year 1901 (Issue 31), pp. 230 - [AotW citation 12456]
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