|Death: ||May 10, 1865|
Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events: Vol. 1: 1820s-1870s, by Franklin Miller Garrett, pg 529:
In the summer of 1862 City Council lost a valued member, and the combined volunteer fire companies of Atlanta, their first chief, when William Barnes accepted a commission as First Lieutenant in Company A, or "Leyden's Battery," Ninth Georgia Battalion of Artillery. Before his departure, ex-chief Barnes was presented, by the Department, and through his friend John H. Mecaslin, a beautiful sword. The presentation was accompanied by appropriate ceremonies at the City Hall. Lt. Barnes was never again to enjoy the pleasures of civilian life. As Captain Barnes he was mortally wounded in the sharp fight at Sailor's Creek, Virginia, only three days before Appomattox, and died May 10, 1865. He was buried in Virginia, but a year later was brought to Atlanta and reburied at Oakland.
Amanda L Gullatt Barnes (1828 - 1893)*
Aged 44 years. Section 7, Block 13, Lot 3, Grave 14. DOB is approximate and based on age given.
Created by: Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
Record added: Nov 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61355638
Son of Thomas and Mary Barnes of Charleston, SC. Husband of Amanda Louise Gullatt Barnes. RIP.|
Added: Mar. 4, 2014