Long Process to Obtain Ancester's Civil War Medal

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Belle Montgomery

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PARKERSBURG — A Wood County man went through the long process of obtaining the actual medal an ancestor was awarded for service in the Civil War.

Barron R. “Barry” Calebaugh of Valley Mills Road was encouraged to tell his story to the newspaper by Brian Kesterson of Parkersburg, a nationally known historian and writer about the Civil War.

Calebaugh is the great-great nephew on his mother’s side of John Barron, who enlisted in the Army on Sept. 16, 1861, in Parkersburg. He was made a corporal upon his enlistment in Co. G 6th W.Va. Infantry, which was unusual as most were enlisted as privates, Calebaugh said.

John Barron, while Company G 6th W.Va. Infantry was primarily responsible for guarding the railroad line through West Virginia and Maryland, fought at Fairmont, Big Bend, Weston, Bridgeport, Clarksburg, and Sutton, Cumberland, Md., and Bulltown.
REST OF ARTICLE: http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/community-news/2018/08/wood-county-man-obtains-ancestors-civil-war-medal/
 

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PARKERSBURG — A Wood County man went through the long process of obtaining the actual medal an ancestor was awarded for service in the Civil War.

Barron R. “Barry” Calebaugh of Valley Mills Road was encouraged to tell his story to the newspaper by Brian Kesterson of Parkersburg, a nationally known historian and writer about the Civil War.

Calebaugh is the great-great nephew on his mother’s side of John Barron, who enlisted in the Army on Sept. 16, 1861, in Parkersburg. He was made a corporal upon his enlistment in Co. G 6th W.Va. Infantry, which was unusual as most were enlisted as privates, Calebaugh said.

John Barron, while Company G 6th W.Va. Infantry was primarily responsible for guarding the railroad line through West Virginia and Maryland, fought at Fairmont, Big Bend, Weston, Bridgeport, Clarksburg, and Sutton, Cumberland, Md., and Bulltown.
REST OF ARTICLE: http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/community-news/2018/08/wood-county-man-obtains-ancestors-civil-war-medal/
Thanks @Belle Montgomery for posting this article.
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