|Death: ||May 31, 1864|
Sergeant BARNETT E. HAIMES (HAMES), Co. F, 86th Illinois
ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR DETAIL REPORT
Name HAIMES, BARNETT E
Rank CPL Company F Unit 86 IL US INF
Residence MAQUON, KNOX CO, IL Age 25 Height 6' 1 Hair BLACK
Eyes HAZEL Complexion DARK Marital Status SINGLE Occupation FARMER
Nativity CHARLOTTE CO, VA
Joined When JUL 24, 1862 Joined Where MAQUON, IL
Joined By Whom J L BURKHALTER Period 3 YRS
Muster In AUG 27, 1862 Muster In Where PEORIA, IL
Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out N/A
Muster Out Where N/A Muster Out By Whom N/A
Remarks PROMOTED SERGEANT NOV 25, 1862 DIED IN HOSPITAL AT CHATTANOOGA TENN MAY 1864 OF DISEASE
On Wednesday, May 11, 1864, Captain James L. Burhalter, Commanding Officer of Co. F, made the following entry in his diary. "Very heavy firing on our picket line at three o'clock this morning brought every man to his feet, ready for action. The rebels tried to surprise and capture our picket reserve, but failed. The 52d Ohio was on the line, a regiment both watchful and brave. They stood their ground and repulsed the enemy, with a loss of but few men. Brisk skirmishing continued during most of the day in which we had one man killed and several wounded in the Brigade.
At 5 p.m., General Whitaker made a reconnaissance with a hundred picket men from his command and drove the enemy pickets and skirmishers several hundred yards. Then the rebels gave fierce battle and forced Whitaker and his men off the field. They retired with a loss of only about ten men killed and wounded.
Our brigade was relieved from duty on the front at dark and march marched back across the Valley and went into bivouac for the night. Officers and men are much fatigued and in want of sleep.
Augustus S. Dickson, William A. Stodgell and Sergeant Barnett E. Haines departed with an ambulance train. (Haines died of intermittent fever on May 31st at the General Field Hospital, Chattanooga.)
Later, there was general muster and all baggage was ordered sent to the rear, in anticipation of an advance. Dark came and all was profoundly quiet. Our Brigade retired to rest arms early, with orders that reveille would beat at 3:30 a.m. At that time, everything must be in readiness to leave at an early hour.
No firing during the night on our front.
A person would scarcely think that we rest on the eve of the most deadly conflict."
Sergeant Barnett E. Haines would spend the next two and a half weeks in the General Field Hospital in Chattanooga, his condition continually getting worse. Burkhalter later noted, "Sergeant Barnett E. Haines died of intermittent fever on May 31st at the General Field Hospital, Chattanooga."
Sergeant Barnett's earthly remains were initially buried in a Union burying ground near the hospital. About two years after the war came to a close, these dead were exhumed and moved to the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
by Baxter B. Fite III
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Plot: Section D, Grave #12454
Created by: Baxter B. Fite III
Record added: Nov 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61381370
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Added: Feb. 8, 2013