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Federal (USV)


Randolph Campbell Barnes

(1836 - 1917)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, from Roscoe, MN, he mustered as Private, Company F, First Minnesota Infantry on 29 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the hand in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 5 May 1864.

After the War

He lived in Coles County, IL and was killed by a tornado there in 1917.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars2 with details from Barden & Jorgenson;3 both of whom have him as Rudolph C. Barnes. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/09/1836 in IL


05/26/1917; Charleston, IL; burial in Mound Cemetery, Charleston, IL


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 123  [AotW citation 16282]

2   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 58  [AotW citation 20263]

3   Barden, Chuck, and Wayne D. Jorgenson, The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment , Published 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <>, Source page: /#/soldier/756  [AotW citation 20264]