|Death: ||Aug. 18, 1864|
There is evidence that this grave may be mismarked. Records reflect that the "A. Barton" supposedly buried in this grave served in the 9th Maryland Infantry, died 8/18/1864, and was initially buried at Hafflebower's Farm. However, there is no "Barton" on the roster of the 9th Maryland Infantry. Nearby, there is also a headstone for a "George Lemaster" (Plot 4008), who is also attributed to the 9th Maryland Infantry, and also listed as having died on 8/18/1864. As in the case of "Barton", there is no "Lemaster" listed in the 9th Maryland Infantry.
There is, however, two men, a "Barton" and a "Lemasters", who are likely buried in another section of this cemetery, under numbered stones as "unknowns".
Pvt. Thomas A. Barton (on the rolls of Co. A, 91st Ohio Infantry) and Pvt. George Lemasters (on the rolls of Co. E, 13th West Virginia Infantry) were both detailed to Captain Richard R. Blazer's Scouts and were killed in action against Mosby's command, on November 18, 1864 (note the proximity to the dates of death shown for both Lemaster and Barton). Rather than being buried in the Maryland section, they are likely buried in section 20 (an Ohio section), where the majority of the sixteen men from Blazer's Scouts, who were killed on that same day, near Kabletown, Jefferson Co., West Virginia, are buried (thirteen in section 20, and three in section 12).
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Winchester National Cemetery
Plot: , 3999
Maintained by: Cenantua
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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