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Barton family letters, 1861-1865.
Barton family.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSS-27 #50  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Barton family.
Title : Barton family letters, 1861-1865.
Physical Description : 1 folder (29 letters).
Summary :

Civil War letters written by four brothers, William, Hiram, Lyman, and Theodore. Many of the letters were written to their sister Mary Melissa Barton while she was living at Larabee's Point in Shoreham and the rest of the letters were written to each other. They were all in different units in Virginia and North Carolina. They write of camp life, troop movements, and descriptions of the country side. They also, at times, graphically describe the aftermath of battles. There is a description of the fiasco at the Crater. There is also a patriotic poem by William Izzard.

Biographical or historical data :

William Henry Barton (known as Henry) was born on April 5, 1826 in Moriah, New York, the son of William A. and Electa (Taylor) Barton. By 1860 he had married Abiah Elliott. He enlisted in the 5th New York Cavalry, Company H on December 14, 1863 and was discharged in July, 1865. He fought in the Battle of the Wilderness, Battle of Spottsylvania Court House, and Ashland Station.

His brother, Hiram Horatio Barton, was born on August 20, 1836 in Moriah, New York. He enlisted in Company C, 96th New York State Volunteers. He fought in the Battle of Fair Oaks, the Battle of Kinston and at the Seige of Petersburg, where he was wounded. He was also at Fort Harrison. He was discharged on January 11, 1865. He married Jennie Abbie Johnson on September 5, 1869 in Bridport, Vermont. He died at there of cerebral abcess on April 6, 1903, and was buried in the Bridport Village cemetery.

Lyman Barton was born on April 29, 1839 in Moriah, New York, He enlisted on July 7, 1862 in Winsted, Connecticut in Company K, 8th Connecticut Infantry Regiment. He fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Petersburg, and Fort Harrison. He was discharged on June 6, 1865. He died in Crown Point, New York on August 14, 1936.

Theodore Taylor Barton was born on September 15, 1842 in Crown Point, New York and enlisted on May 1, 1861 in Company H, 34th New York State Volunteers. He was in the Battle of Fair Oaks, Antietam, and Chancellorsville. He was discharged on June 30, 1863, but returned to Washington, D.C. as a teamster and later reenlisted in the Veteran Volunteers. He was discharged in February, 1866. In 1867, he married Augusta Wooster Barton, the widow of his older brother James Bradshaw Barton, who was killed in the Battle of the Wilderness. Theodore moved to Lansing, Michigan and died there on January 2, 1928.

Personal Subject : Barton, Mary Melissa.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. New York Cavalry Regiment, 5th 1861-1865
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 96th 1862-1866
United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 8th 1861-1865
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 34th 1861-1863
Subject Term : Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862
Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864
Petersburg Crater, Battle of, Va., 1864
Petersburg Crater, Battle of, Va., 1864.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Shoreham (Vt.) Archival resources.
Added Author : Barton, William b. 1826.
Barton, Hiram, 1836-1903.
Barton, Lyman, 1839-1936.
Barton, Theodore, 1842-1926.
Izzard, William.
Electronic Resource : Click here for transcripts and scans of the letters.