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C.B. Barton

C.B. Barton

Federal (USV)


Charles B. Barton

(1835 - 1911)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 34th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 26 year old teamster at the tannery in Grayville (now Gray), Herkimer County, NY. He enlisted there on 1 May 1861 and mustered on 15 June in Albany as a Sergeant in Company C, 34th New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was Color Sergeant and carried the National Colors in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862. "The colors were riddled" and he was "shot in seven places and left for dead."

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability from wounds at the US General Hospital in Philadelphia, PA on 24 January 1863.

After the War

By 1865 and to at least 1870 he was a farmer at Wilson near Lake Ontario in Niagara County, NY. In 1880 he was a worker at the wooden pail factory at Corry in Erie County, PA. By 1900 and to at least 1910, then age 75, he was a school janitor in Corry.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York.1 The quotes above from a piece about the regiment in the Albany Evening Journal of 11 June 1863. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1860-1910, and the New York State Census of 1865. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph (with Private Chester S. Rhoades of Co. H), now in the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress).

He married Mary Jane Lassells (1836-1919) and they had 5 children between 1858 and 1869 (their youngest U S Grant Barton, 1869-1934).


09/05/1835; Queens, NY


06/13/1911; Corry, PA; burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry, PA


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 22 (for the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8255]