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Federal (USV)

Private

George W. Barker

(1842 - 1927)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest 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 & 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

07/21/1842; St. Lawrence County, NY

Death

07/08/1927 King, WI; burial in Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, WI

Notes

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]