★ ★  Barlow, Francis C.

Francis Channing Barlow

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Born: October 19, 1834

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York

Father: Rev. David Hatch Barlow 1805 – 1864

Mother: Almira Cornelia Penniman 1810 – 1864
(Buried: Walnut Street Cemetery, Brookline, Massachusetts)​

1st Wife: Arabella Wharton Griffith 1824 – 1864
(Buried: Old Somerville Cemetery, Somerville, New Jersey)​
Info: Army nurse who died of Typhoid Fever​

2nd Wife: Ellen “Nellie” Shaw 1845 – 1936
(Buried: Moravian Cemetery, New Drop, New York)​
Info: Sister of Colonel Robert G. Shaw​

Children:

Robert Shaw Barlow 1869 – 1943​
(Buried: Moravian Cemetery, New Drop, New York)​
Charles Lowell Barlow 1871 – 1965​
(Buried: Moravian Cemetery, New Drop, New York)​

Education:

Graduated from Harvard University – (1st in class)​

Occupation before War:

Member of Newspaper Staff at New York Tribune Newspaper​

Civil War Career:

1861: Private in 12th New York State Militia Regiment​
1861: 1st Lt. in 12th New York State Militia Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 61st New York Volunteers Infantry Regt.​
1862: Colonel of 61st New York Volunteers Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia​
1862: Advanced his men into the fight at Battle of Glendale, Virginia​
1862: Picked up Confederate Battle Flag at Battle of Malvern Hill​
1862: Wounded in the face and groin at Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1863: Served in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Wounded in the left during the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Cared for by Brig. General John B. Gordon at Gettysburg​
1863 – 1864: Leave of absence from army due to his wounds​
1864: Division Commander at Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia​
1864: Division Commander at Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia​
1864: Brevetted Major General not confirmed until Feb. 14th,1865​
1864: Served at the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia
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1864 – 1865: Served in the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia​
1865: Served in the Battle of Saylor’s Creek, Virginia​
1865: Served in the Battle of High Bridge, Virginia​
1865: Commander of II Army Corps, in Army of the Potomac​
1865: Appointed Major General, but not confirmed until 1866​
1865: Mustered out of the Union Army on November 16th

Occupation after War:

1866 – 1867: New York Secretary of State​
1869: United States Marshal, Southern District of New York​
1872 – 1873: New York State Attorney General​
1876: Investigator of Hayes – Tilden Presidential Election​
1876 - 1896: Attorney in New York City, New York​

Died:
January 11, 1896

Place of Death: New York City, New York

Cause of Death: Bright’s Disease

Age at time of Death: 61 years old

Burial Place: Walnut Street Cemetery, Brookline, Massachusetts
 
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Polloco

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That leave of absence for his Gettysburg wound was for 10 months, that's how long it took him to recover. Upon his return He led a division at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. He was again granted an extended sick leave a month after the Petersburg siege. This he used to travel to Europe to regain his health. He returned to divisional command in the last days of the war and was in reserve at Sayler's Creek. His division also fought at Farmville and was at Appomattox. He wasn't promoted to Major General until after the hostilities ceased.
 

Luke Freet

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Francis Channing Barlow:
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Born: October 19, 1834View attachment 378371
Birthplace: Brooklyn New York
Father: Rev. David Hatch Barlow 1805 – 1864
Mother: Almira Cornelia Penniman 1810 – 1864
(Buried: Walnut Street Cemetery Brookline Massachusetts)
1st​ Wife: Arabella Wharton Griffith 1824 – 1864
Info: Army nurse who died of Typhoid Fever
(Buried: Old Somerville Cemetery Somerville New Jersey)
2nd​ Wife: Ellen “Nellie” Shaw 1845 – 1936
(Buried: Morvian Cemetery New Drop New York)
Info: Sister of Colonel Robert G. Shaw
Children:
Robert Shaw Barlow 1869 – 1943
(Buried: Morvian Cemetery New Drop New York)
Charles Lowell Barlow 1871 – 1965
(Buried: Morvian Cemetery New Drop New York)

Education:
Graduated from Harvard University – (1st​ in class)

Occupation before War:
Member of Newspaper Staff at New York Tribune Newspaper

Civil War Career:
1861: Private in 12th​ New York State Militia Regiment
1861: 1st​ Lt. in 12th​ New York State Militia Regiment
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 61st​ New York Volunteers Infantry Regt.
1862: Colonel of 61st​ New York Volunteers Infantry Regiment
1862: Served in the Battle of Seven Pines Virginia
1862: Advanced his men into the fight at Battle of Glendale VA.
1862: Picked up Confederate Battle Flag at Battle of Malvern Hill
1862: Wounded in the face and groin at Battle of Antietam Md.
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers
1863: Served in the Battle of Chancellorsville Virginia
1863: Wounded in the left during the Battle of Gettysburg Pa.
1863: Cared for by Brig. General John B. Gordon at Gettysburg
1863 – 1864: Leave of absence from army due to his wounds
1864: Division Commander at Battle of the Wilderness VA.
1864: Division Commander at Battle of Spotsylvania VA.
1864: Brevetted Major General not confirmed until Feb. 14th​,1865
1864: Served at the Battle of Cold Harbor VirginiaView attachment 378372
1864 – 1865: Served in the Siege of Petersburg Virginia
1865: Served in the Battle of Saylor’s Creek Virginia
1865: Served in the Battle of High Bridge Virginia
1865: Commander of II Army Corps in Army of the Potomac
1865: Appointed Major General but not confirmed until 1866
1865: Mustered out of the Union Army on November 16th​

Occupation after War:
1866 – 1867: New York State Secretary of State
1869: United States Marshal Southern District of New York
1872 – 1873: New York State Attorney General
1876: Investigator of Hayes – Tilden Presidential Election
1876 - 1896: Attorney in New York City New York

Died:
January 11, 1896
Place of Death: New York City New York
Cause of Death: Bright’s Disease
Age at time of Death: 61 years old
Burial Place: Walnut Street Cemetery Brookline Massachusetts
Barlow, after being wounded at Gettysburg, ran into General John Brown Gordon, who gave him a canteen to drink and placed him in the shade of a tree. Gordon claimed he thought Barlow was dead for decades, and Barlow (after hearing of the death of James Brown Gordon at Meadow Bridge in 1864) believed the same occured to Gordon. While in Washington, Gordon met with Barlow, and the two apparently became life long friends.
Both men professed their friendship and recounted the stories themselves. However, it is strange that Gordon didn't know Barlow survived Gettysburg, as his command would face off against Barlow's division often during the Overland Campaign, and must have heard from prisoners that he faced "Barlow's division". As well as during the Appomattox Campaign.
 

Luke Freet

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Barlow was certainly a brave soldier, and a diehard abolitionist. However, many of the men under his command despised him for being a strict disciplinarian, which seemed to work out better when he moved to the 2nd Corps in 1864, than it did with the troops of the 11th Corps.
 

Cavalier

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In a letter to his family, I don't remember which family member, maybe his Mother, he seems to blame his soldiers for their defeat at Gettysburg, saying something to the effect he had an "enviable position" but his men weren't up to the task. I'm no expert but the position doesn't look to "enviable" to me. If I remember correctly he has a rather low opinion of immigrants in general.

John
 
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