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Confederate (CSV)


Myron Napier Bartlett

(1836 - 1876)

Home State: Louisiana

Education: University of Louisiana (now Tulane)

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 3rd Company

Before Sharpsburg

Generally called Napier, he had been a founding member of the Mu Chapter, Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of Louisiana in 1858. His father, also Myron, had established and published the Macon Telegraph. He was a 23 year old lawyer and publisher of the Atlanta Confederacy living in New Orleans when he enlisted May 26th, 1861 in the Third Company, Washington Artillery.

On the Campaign

He was present with his battery at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

The muster roll for Nov. and Dec. 1862 says he was "Absent. Detailed in Q. M. D., Richmond, Order of Gen. G. W. Smith." He returned to his Battery on Feb. 3rd, 1863, "Being Relieved from Duty in Q. M. D. in Richmond." He was promoted to Corporal on Aug. 1st, 1863. He was "Absent, sick, Columbus, Ga., Since Jan. 14th, 1865." Present in the Following Engagements: Bull Run, Va., July 18th, 1861; Manassas, Va., July 21st; Rappahannock Sta., Aug. 23rd, 1862; Manassas, Va., Aug. 29th, 1862; Sharpsburg, Md., Sept. 15th, 16th and 17th, 1862; Fredericksburg, Md., Dec. 13th, 1862, A. D.; Fredericksburg or Chancellorsville, May 3rd, 1863; Gettysburg, Pa., July 3rd, 1863; Williamsport, Md., July 6th, 1863; Newbern, N. C., Feb. __, 1864, A. D.; Kingsland Creek, Near Drewery's Bluff, May 13th, 1864; Drewery's Bluff, May 14th and 15th, 1864; Petersburg, Va., June, 1864; July, 1864; Aug., 1864; Sept., 1864; Oct., 1864; Nov., 1864; Dec., 1864; Petersburg, Va., Jan., 1865, and Feb., 1965, A. S.

After the War

He wrote, edited, and published in New Orleans (Southern Star, Crescent, Bulletin, Times). He wrote a memoir and unit history if the Washington Artillery in A Soldier's Story of the War in 1874, and the Military Record of Louisiana in 1875. He bought the Claiborne Advocate in Homer, LA and died there at age 40.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Fraternity information from the General Register of its members 1850-1920. Further details from a bio sketch for him from the Louisiana Historical Association.


1836; Macon, GA


1876; Homer, LA


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 1, pg. 135  [AotW citation 13142]