Morris W. Barnes(c. 1828 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Enlisted as Private in Company I, 15th NC Infantry on 15 July 1862 at age 34.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Originally buried "on west side of Mayer's old graveyard." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1, who has him as W.W. Barnes. Service data from Moore2. May now be buried in Bennett Barnes Cemetery, Roanoke Rapids, NC.
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials , Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 4429]
2 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pp. 545 - [AotW citation 7470]
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