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Federal (USV)

Private

John Barber

(1828 - 1902)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Soldier

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at Latrobe, Pennsylvania on 26 August 1861 and was mustered into Company C, 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry (64th Regiment of Volunteers) as Private on 16 September in Harrisburg.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action in May (April?) 1864 (Wilderness, VA?). He mustered out of service on 12 December (October?) 1864 on disability from his wound.

References & notes

Military information from his service card1 (compiled by Bates). Personal history and dates thanks to gggrandson David Halbstein, who has posted a genealogy page on him.

Birth

04/04/1828; Westmoreland County, PA

Death

1902 in PA; burial in Poke Run Church Cemetery, Apollo, PA

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17>  [AotW citation 1149]