|Birth: ||Mar. 28, 1831|
|Death: ||Sep. 13, 1905|
Pvt. William Grant Barrett
33rd. Mississippi Infantry
William Grant Barrett was born March 28, 1831 in Pickens Co, AL. His parents were Arthur Barrett born 1798 in Greenville, SC and Mary Carradine. His grandfather was Reuben Barrett born about 1755 and served in the Revolutionary War.
William Grant enlisted in Co. A, 33rd Mississippi Infantry Regiment at Neshoba County, MS March 8, 1862, along with his brother Arthur Barrett.
His Confederate pension application (August 1900) states that he served until the close of the war in 1865. He was wounded March,1864 at Atlanta, GA and was discharged when his unit surrendered at Greensboro, NC.
William Grant Barrett married Harriet Young, and they had 13 children.
Family legend has it that he was nicknamed "Ringtail" Barrett. As young Confederates, they often found themselves encamped uncomfortably close to Yankee camps. Boys being boys, young WG strayed too close to the Yankee camp --- and was captured. They painted a target on his butt, turned him loose, and, yelling, "Run, Boy, Run!!" took pot shots at him. When he made it back to his own camp, safe but scared, his buddies took one look at those circles painted on his butt . . . and nicknamed him "Ringtail."
Courtesy of Jean Rowell
Harriet Jane Young Barrett (1831 - ____)*
Lavina Jane Barrett Moorehead (1851 - 1916)*
Lamantha Barrett Savell (1859 - 1951)*
Tyler Harrison Barrett (1865 - 1919)*
Ritha Ann Barrett Tingle (1876 - 1960)*
Good Hope Cemetery
Created by: Bev
Record added: Jan 06, 2005
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