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J.H. Barrett

J.H. Barrett

Confederate (CSV)


James H. Barrett

(1836 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 24 year old from Russell County, he mustered as Private, Company I, 37th Virginia Infantry on 2 May 1861 in New Garden, VA. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on 15 August 1861, and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 17 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

After the War

A marker for him was placed in the John Barrett Cemetery, Russell, Russell County, VA in 1997.

References & notes

Basic information from the Virginia Military Dead.1 Service and other details from Rankin2 via the Historical Data Systems database. His memorial (cenotaph) site is on Findagrave, source also of his picture from one of unknown provenance posted by Leigh Hinrichs.


06/27/1836; Russell County, VA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp  [AotW citation 18921]

2   Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 21754]