{⋆★⋆} BG Barton, Seth M.

Seth Maxwell Barton
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Born: September 8, 1829

Birth Place: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Father: Thomas Bowerbank Barton 1792 – 1871
(Buried: Fredericksburg Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Virginia)​

Mother: Susan Catherine Stone 1796 – 1875
(Buried: Fredericksburg Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Virginia)​

Wife: Marianne Jennifer 1828 – 1915
(Buried: Fredericksburg Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Virginia)​


Daniel Jenifer Barton 1866 – 1943​
(Buried: Royal Palm South Cemetery, Saint Petersburg, Florida)​
William Maxwell Barton 1869 – 1948​
(Buried: Fredericksburg Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Virginia)​


1849: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (28th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1849 – 1850: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 3rd Infantry Regiment​
1850 – 1853: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 1st Infantry Regiment​
1853 – 1857: 1st Lt. United States Army, 1st Infantry Regiment​
1857 – 1861: Captain, United States Army, 1st Infantry Regiment​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on June 11th

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment​
1862: Chief Engineer to General Stonewall Jackson, Valley Campaign​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army, Infantry​
1863: Captured during the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi​
1863 – 1865: Commander of Armistead's Old Virginia Brigade​
1864: Censured by Major General Pickett for failure to cooperate​
1865: Captured during the Battle of Saylor's Creek, Virginia
1865: Imprisoned for three months Fort Warren in Boston, Massachusetts​

Occupation after War:

Prominent Chemist in Fredericksburg, Virginia​

Died: April 11, 1900

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Senility & exhaustion

Age at time of Death: 70 years old

Burial Place: Fredericksburg Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
The brigade he commanded when he was censured by Pickett was Lewis Armistead's old brigade. To avoid further conflict with Pickett he and his brigade was transferred to Richmond.


Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
In May of 1864 he came under General Ransom's control at Drewry's Bluff. Ransom like Pickett found Barton to be "slow". Barton was relieved on May 11, 1864 but his request for a court of inquiry was never acted upon.
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