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Maj James Barbour
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1828
Catalpa
Culpeper County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1895
Jeffersonton
Culpeper County
Virginia, USA

Son of Virginia U.S. Congressman (1823-33; States Rights Democrat) John
Strode and Ella A. Byrne Barbour. After attending the University of
Virginia, Barbour became a lawyer and legislator in Virginia. In 1860 he
was a delegate to the Democratic Convention, and soon after a member of
the 1861 Secession Convention, arguing against secession, but changed his
mind after being misled by some of President-elect Lincoln's cabinet
members. Marrying Fanny T. Beckham, he fathered 7 children: Ellie, Mary,
James, John, Edwin, Floyd, and Fannie. Their home was the prominent
structure in Brandy Station, Va. known as "Beauregard". The Battle of
Brandy Station raged around it. The house still stands, being a Civil War
tourist attraction known as the "Graffiti House", as it contains grafitti
inscribed by soldiers of both sides during the war. After the beginning
of the Civil War, he was commissioned as a Major on General Ewell's
staff, Adjutant-General's Department. After having had a dispute with
Gen. Jubal Early, he resigned January 30, 1863. Editor of the Richmond
Enquirer.
(bio by aphillcsa and Big French) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Fanny Thomas Beckham Barbour (1833 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Culpeper
Culpeper County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: aphillcsa
Record added: Apr 26, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8684957
Maj James Barbour
Added by: BigFrench
 
Maj James Barbour
Added by: BigFrench
 
 
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Biography on page 67 in the book "Staff Officers in Gray" by Robert E. L. Krick.
- Lanie
 Added: Sep. 22, 2011

- L G Harrison
 Added: Mar. 13, 2009
As General Robert E. Lee said, "If we awarded medals, they all should receive one". The fight is over, Its time to rest, You did your duty, You gave your best. We Will Never Forget You.
- Wayne Apgar
 Added: Apr. 14, 2008
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