★  Barnes, James

James Barnes

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Born:
December 28, 1806

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Father: Benjamin Barnes 1726 – 1803

Mother: Deborah James 1755 – 1833
(Buried: Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts)​

Wife: Charlotte Adams Sanford 1808 – 1875
(Buried: Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts)​

Children:

Emilie Julia Barnes Humphreys Unknown – 1890​
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York)​
Susan Virginia Barnes Baker 1832 – 1915​
(Buried: Rahway Cemetery, Rahway, New Jersey)​
Fleet Captain John Sanford Barnes 1836 – 1911​
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York)​

Education:

1829: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (5th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1829: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1829 – 1836: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1829 – 1830: Assistant French Teacher at West Point​
1836: 1st Lt. United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1836: Resigned from United States Army on July 31st
1836 – 1842: Assistant Engineer Western Railroad Company​
1842 – 1848: Superintendent of Western Railroad Company​
1848 – 1852: Chief Engineer Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad​
1848 – 1852: Engineer for Watertown and Rome Railroad Co.​
1852 – 1854: Engineer for Sackett’s Harbor and Ellisburg Railroad​
1852 – 1854: Engineer for Buffalo, Corning and New York Railroad​
1852 – 1856: Engineer for Terre Haute, Alton and St. Louis Railroad​
1853 – 1857: Engineer for Postdam and Watertown Railroad Co.​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 18th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1862: Served in the Virginia Peninsula Campaign​
1862: Served in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862 – 1866: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers Infantry​
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Served in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Acted as Division Commander during the Battle of Gettysburg​
1863: Wounded during the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863 – 1864: Served in the Defenses of Norfolk & Portsmouth, Virginia​
1864 – 1865: Commander of Prison at Point Lookout, Maryland​
1865: Brevetted Major General for his service during the war​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on January 15th
Occupation after War:
Member of Special U.S. Commission to examine and report on Road and telegraph line on the Union Pacific Railroad Company​
1869: Suffered from congestion of the liver​
Died: February 12, 1869

Place of Death: Springfield, Massachusetts

Cause of Death: Abscess of the liver, impaction of gallstones

Age at time of Death: 63 years old

Burial Place: Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts
 
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Polloco

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The bio that I'm reading has his birthdate in 1801. Probably a typo on my part as I've already found several mistakes in this book. I'm sure a person with "find-a-grave" will straighten this out real quick. He didn't just serve at Gettysburg, His brigade was instrumental in the defense of Little Round Top. Also the wound received at Gettysburg kept him in quiet sectors (such as prison commandant or court martial service) as he never fully recovered for active duty.
 

gentlemanrob

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The bio that I'm reading has his birthdate in 1801. Probably a typo on my part as I've already found several mistakes in this book. I'm sure a person with "find-a-grave" will straighten this out real quick. He didn't just serve at Gettysburg, His brigade was instrumental in the defense of Little Round Top. Also the wound received at Gettysburg kept him in quiet sectors (such as prison commandant or court martial service) as he never fully recovered for active duty.

I studied this before putting a year i dont just put stuff you need to accept this no need to keep challenging me everytime. You need to realize these profiles are well researched.
 
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