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Confederate (CSV)


Robert J. M. Barber

(1833 - 1893)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 28, from Rowan County, he enlisted as a Private in Company B, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 3 June 1861 in Rowan Mills.

On the Campaign

He was captured at Fredrick, MD on 12 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was briefly in a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD and sent as a prisoner to Fort Delaware on 18 September. He was paroled and sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange on 2 October and declared exchanged on 10 November 1862.

He was captured again, on 19 September 1864 at Winchester, VA and sent to Point Lookout, MD by way of Harpers Ferry, VA. He was exchanged on 13 February 1865 and probably returned to duty. He signed an oath of allegiance 26 June 1865 at Salisbury, NC.

After the War

In 1880 he was running a boarding house in Scotch Irish Township, Rowan County, NC.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, and the Roster.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Adaline Harrison (1829-1890) in September 1852 and they had 3 children.


02/25/1833; Rowan County, NC


05/10/1893; in NC; burial in Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cleveland, NC


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 27512]

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 27513]