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T.M. Barr

T.M. Barr

Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Mellard Barr

(1843 - 1923)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860, he was s 17 year old orphan living with his uncle William A Barr and family (and his future Lieutenant Colden Wilson) in Holmesville, Pike County, MS. He enlisted on 23 April 1861 in Holmesville and mustered as a Private in Company E, 16th Mississippi Infantry on 27 May 1861 in Corinth. He was promoted to 4th Corporal on 19 November 1861 and appointed 3rd Sergeant on 26 April 1862 at the Army reorganization.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh in action at Sharpsburg, MD on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was disabled by his wound and did not return to his Company. He was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 10 October and sent to the CS Army hospital in Scottsville, VA on 20 October 1862. He was detailed as a hospital clerk there from March 1863 to at least December 1864. He was surrendered about 10 April 1865, was paroled in Richmond on the 18th, and took an oath of allegiance at Fortress Monroe, VA on 25 April.

After the War

By 1870 he was a store clerk in Crystal Springs, Copiah County, MS but he was a lawyer in Kansas City, MO by 1906. In 1920 he was retired and living in San Francisco.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 online from fold3. His Sharpsburg wound also from a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862, as F.M. Bar. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1860, 1870, and 1920, and his US passport application of January 1906. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from one published in Jeff T. Giambrone's Remembering Mississippi's Confederates (2012). That photo also found in Luke Ward Conerly's Pike County, Mississippi, 1798-1876 (1909).

He married Harriet Elizabeth "Hattie" Calvert (1857-1934) in August 1900 in Toronto, Canada.

More on the Web

See a little more about Thomas and Hattie Calvert in a story about Kansas City socialite Sands Hopkins, online from The Telegraph.


11/03/1843; Columbia, MS


01/11/1923; San Francisco, CA; burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, MO


1   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 29639]