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Pvt Thomas W. Barton
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1841
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1905

Gravestone Photo on this memorial Jean Leeper's Collection, used by permission.

Husband of: Lydia J. Barton

Father of:
Sarah H. Barton
Fred E. Barton
Francis Barton

Civil War Veteran
Co I 14th Iowa Infantry
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From military records:
Barton, Thomas. Age 20.
Residence Mount Pleasant,Ia.
Nativity Iowa.
Enlisted Oct. 11, 1861.
Mustered Nov. 5, 1861.
Missing in action, Captured April 6, 1862,battle of Shiloh, Tenn.
Paroled May 24, 1862,Macon , Ga.
Discharged for disability Feb. 5, 1863, St. Louis, Mo.
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Based on enlistment, his service included Battles of Ft Henry(Feb 6), Ft Donelson(Feb 16) and Shiloh,TN(Apr 6-7, 1862). The 8th, 12th & 14th Iowa comprised 4/5ths of the troops in "The Hornet's Nest" at Shiloh. They held their ground for 10 hours against attack after attack allowing the Union time to bring reinforcements to rear lines and snatch victory from defeat. Finally surrounded by 10 times their number and out of ammunition they had no choice but to throw down their arms and surrender only to see many of their number shot down with their arms in the air. The majority of all three regiments were captured. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Barton (1797 - 1879)
  Mary Barton (1805 - 1871)
 
 Siblings:
  Huldah Barton Edwards (1832 - 1862)*
  Eli Barton (1835 - 1882)*
  Thomas W. Barton (1841 - 1905)
  Azur Barton (1846 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Barton Cemetery
Henry County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: K L Bonnett
Originally Created by: Jim Williams
Record added: Oct 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22149916
Pvt Thomas W. Barton
Added by: Mo & Dave Gates
 
Pvt Thomas W. Barton
Added by: Jim Williams
 
Pvt Thomas W. Barton
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Jim Williams
 
 
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- Steve Kiner
 Added: Aug. 13, 2012
Co I 14th Ia Inf
- Mo & Dave Gates
 Added: Jul. 23, 2011
 
 
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