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Confederate (CSV)


WIlliam Thomas Barker

(1838 - 1902)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 24 year old farmer from Pike County, he enlisted in Zebulon as a Private in Company E, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 5 May 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 27 September and furloughed in November. He was in hospitals in Danville and Richmond, VA from July to October 1863 when he was again on furlough. He was listed as a deserter as of January 1864, but had detached service in the Quartermaster's Department later that year, and was again listed as absent without leave in February 1865 with no later military record.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer in Pike County, GA.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870, 1880, and 1900. His memorial is on Findagrave.

He married Amanda L Alford (1837-1927) and they had 5 children between 1867 and 1878.


01/23/1839 in GA


05/30/1902; Molena, GA; burial in Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Molena, GA