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Confederate (CSV)


WIlliam A. Barker

(c. 1844 - ?)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An 18 year old tinner, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company A, 37th Virginia Infantry in Goodson (now Bristol), VA on 10 March 1862. He was wounded at Cedar Mountain on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, by gunshot to the head, and captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864. He was treated at the US 5th Corps hospital then at Lincoln Hospital in Washington, DC, with no further record.

References & notes

His service from Rankin1 via the Historical Data Systems database. His Sharpsburg wound detail from a casualty list in the Abingdon Virginian of 3 October 1862 online from the Library of Congress.


c. 1844


1   Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 21790]