(1841 - 1881)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
He mustered in New Orleans as Private in Company A, First Texas Infantry on 16 May 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was wounded again, at Chickamauga, GA on 19 September 1863.
References & notes
Service information from Davis,1 who has him as G.W. Barefield, and Simpson.2 A 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862 has him killed at Sharpsburg. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of a post-war portrait of him.
06/11/1841 in AL
10/28/1881; Livingston, TX; burial in Old City Cemetery, Livingston, TX
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142 [AotW citation 1433]
2 Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 21 [AotW citation 20858]