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Confederate (CSV)


Robert W. J. Barrow

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A laborer on his father's farm in Clarendon County, he enlisted on 4 June 1861 as Private, Company C, 9th South Carolina Infantry. On 8 April 1862, as part of a consolidation, he transferred to Company K, 6th South Carolina Infantry. He was slightly wounded in the Seven Days battles in Virginia in June 1862 and at Second Manassas in August.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 22 September 1862, possibly at Shepherdstown, VA. He was also listed as captured at Sharpsburg and exchanged on 27 September 1862.

References & notes

Thanks to Barry Truluck for details above from his research in the US Census (1850, 1860), Barrow's Compiled Service Records (via Fold3), a Roster of Company K transcribed by Shelly B. Parker on SCGenWeb, and family records (via, source also of his picture from a photograph of unknown provenance.