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Confederate (CSV)


James Alexander Barr

(1830 - 1900)

Home State: Florida

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Florida Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company H, 5th Florida Infantry on 19 April 1862 at Rico's Bluff, FL.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the shoulder and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD, on 12 October and transferred to Baltimore the next day. He was paroled and furloughed on 17 November 1862. He took the oath of allegiance on 15 May 1865 in Tallahassee, FL.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Florida1, with details from family genealogists. Service from Biographical Rosters of Florida's Confederate and Union Soldiers 1861-1865 (via the Historical Data Systems database). His wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His birth year may be 1833, and death place my be Sycamore, FL. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1830 in FL


03/25/1900; Greensboro, FL; burial in Sycamore Cemetery, Gadsden County, FL


1   State of Florida, Board of State Institutions, Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil and Spanish-American Wars, Live Oak (FL): Democrat Print, 1903, pp. 147 - 151  [AotW citation 15483]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.035  [AotW citation 20030]