(c. 1836 - 1863)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 25, from Wilson County, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 9 September 1861 at Camp Pickens in Manassas, VA. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was with his Company in Maryland and was cited by General D.H. Hill for his conduct at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862:
Corpls. J. A. Cowan and H. H. Barnes, and Private J. D. Barton, of this [the 4th North Carolina] regiment, were greatly distinguished for their courage.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Sergeant on 14 March 1863, but he was mortally wounded at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and died 4 days later.
References & notes
05/07/1863; Chancellorsville, VA
1 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 140 [AotW citation 21468]
2 Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966- [AotW citation 21469]
3 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927 [AotW citation 27481]