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Federal (USV)


Barton P. Harper

(1839 - 1926)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 89th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

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 rest 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 & 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.




1926; burial in 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]