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Federal (USV)


George W. Barker

(1842 - 1927)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He moved with his family to Kalamazoo, MI in about 1851, then to Wisconsinn about 1852. By 1859 he was living in Outagamie County, WI. Listed from Shiocton, he enlisted in Company B, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 4 May 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He was again wounded, at Beverly Ford, VA (date not given). He mustered out at the end of his term of service, on 29 June 1864.

After the War:
He returned to Wisconsin and was in the sawmill business. He married Charlotte Madill (1847-1932) in 1873, and was a farmer on his father-in-law Abel Madill's place in Waupaca County by 1895. He was a member of the GAR Post 170, Birnamwood, WI.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1, with details from a sketch in Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Wisconsin Counties (1895). His gravesite is online from Findagrave.

Birth Date: 07/21/1842    Place of Birth: St. Lawrence County, NY    
Death Date: 07/08/1927    Death Place: King, WI    Burial Place: Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, WI


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 407 - 409  [AotW citation 15146]

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