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Joseph K. Barnes
Birth: Jul. 21, 1817
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1883
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. He was resident physician at Blockley Hospital in Philadelphia, when he was commissioned an assistant surgeon at the US Military Academy at West Point in June 1840. After a few months, he served at various duty stations in Florida, before joining the 2nd US Dragoons in actions during the Mexican American War. At the start of the Civil War, he was assigned to duty as a attending surgeon at Washington D.C. and was later advanced to the position of Colonel Medical Inspector General in August 1863. On August 22, 1864, he was promoted to the position of Surgeon General, with the grade Brigadier General and was brevetted Major General on March 13, 1865, for faithful and meritorious service during the war. The morning after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln's death, Dr. Barnes attended the death bed of Lincoln and oversaw his autopsy. Remaining in the Army, he also was one of the surgeons who for weeks served in the chamber of the dying President James A. Garfield, when he was assassinated in September 1881. He retired on June 30, 1882 and died at his home from a chronic problem at age 65. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Thurston Fauntleroy Barnes (1824 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Anna F. Barnes Heath (1854 - 1899)*
 
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Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Chapel Hill, Lot 628
 
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Record added: Oct 24, 2001
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Joseph K. Barnes
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