|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1841|
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 1895|
Born in Northampton County on 11 February 1841, James Opp Barnet was the son of George and Catherine Ann Barnet. He was baptized at a Lutheran Church in Easton, Northampton County on 19 May 1841.
In response to President Abraham Lincoln's call for soldiers to help quell the South's rebellion, he enlisted as a Private in Company H of the 1st Regiment of the 1st Pennsylvania Infantry on 21 April 1861. After completing his three months' service, he mustered out on 23 July 1861.
He then enlisted again as a Private in Company A of the 5th Pennsylvania Militia on 11 September 1862. He mustered out at Harrisburg, Dauphin County on 27 September 1862.
He enlisted for a third time - this time on 16 February 1865 as a Private with Company A of the 47th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. He mustered out as a Private with this regiment at the close of the war on 25 December 1865.
He returned home to Easton and, per the 1870 federal census, worked as an engine builder while living with his mother and siblings. He passed away on 16 February 1895, and was interred at the Easton Cemetery.
(bio by: lesnyder1)
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