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Corp William Harrison Barron
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Birth: 1833
Hardin County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1862
Saint Louis
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

William was the son of John M Barron and Sally Tweedell. In 1853, he married Sarah Ann Ludlum. They had three children; Mathew, Sarah and William Jr. They had another child, Mary, who died at an early age. In 1861, at the age of 28, William enlisted in Co H, 28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry. While in battle in the "Peach Orchard" during the Battle of Shiloh, William turned to his brother-in-law, John Ludlum and said "they've killed me." He died later in a St. Louis hospital from wounds sustained in the battle. His body was then sent home to Astoria for burial.
Name: William H Barron
Residence: Astoria, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 15 Aug 1861
Rank at enlistment: Corporal
State Served: Illinois
Was Wounded?: Yes
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Co. H, Illinois 28th Infantry Regiment on 24 Aug 1861.
Mustered out on 26 Apr 1862 at Saint Louis, MO.
Source: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men
Name: Wm Barron
Death Date: 21 Apr 1862
Death Place: City General Hospital, St Louis, Missouri
Enlistment State: Illinois
Rank: Private
Company: H
Regiment: 28 Ills Inft
Box Number: 3
NOTE** on the original doucument, someone has penciled in 22 for his death date. They also penciled in his middle initial "H". Cause of death was "vulnus sclopet", i.e. gun shot wound.
Source: US, Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865
The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 67, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee (Hardin County).
"The Battle of Shiloh, fought April 6 and 7, 1862, was one of the great battles of history, one the importance and quality of which will be more and more recognized as time passes. It was a battle in which were included half a dozen bloody smaller battles, it was a battle where conditions were such that there was almost the closeness of conflicts in medieval times, and where regiments and brigades of raw recruits showed in desperate struggle with each other what American courage is. It was a battle fought on a rough wooded plateau, down and up deep gullies and amid thick underbrush and heavy timber, where artillery duels were fought at simple musket range."

"It was a battle saved only at the eleventh hour and, finally, one so potent in its results that it may possibly have changed entirely the issue of a mighty war. Such was the Battle of Shiloh.

The 28th regiment Illinois infantry was a member of the First Brigade, Fourth Division of General Grant's Army of the Tennessee, commanded by Col N G Williams. On April 6th, the 28th was encamped with its brigade one mile and a quarter from the Tennessee River, on the Corinth road. Early on Sunday morning, with an effective force of 558, rank and file, the regiment was ordered to form the left center of the brigade. The brigade marched to that center of hot fighting, the Peach Orchard, and formed its line of battle along the south side of that closely contested field. Here the skirmishers from Chalmers' brigade, seconded by artillery fire, attacked the line. Colonel Williams, brigade commander, being wounded and disabled by almost the first cannon shot.

A change of position to the center of the field, with batteries on the right and left, was followed by an attack by Stratham's and Steven's brigades, and the fighting was severe, though the regiment held its ground for several hours. Major Gillam and Adjutant Mead were here wounded, and the loss among the line officers and enlisted men was heavy.

Slowly the Union line was forced back, the 28th retiring in good order, and again and again, under a murderous fire, the regiment made its stand, fired and fell back, and night found the command near the siege guns by the Landing, where it passed the night.

On Monday morning the 28th formed the left of General McClernand's advance column. Here the regiment charged the enemy, driving him back to his advancing reinforcements. In this charge the regiment lost 32 killed and wounded.

The part of the regiment not engaged in caring for the wounded followed the victorious columns of McClernand during the day."

Source: ILLINOIS AT SHILOH, Report of the Shiloh Battlefield Commission and Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments Erected to Mark the Positions of the Illinois Commands Engaged in the Battle. The Story of the Battle, By Stanley Waterloo. Compiled By Major George Mason, Secretary of the Illinois Battlefield Commission. Chicago, Illinois, January, 1905, Pg. 131-132.
Family links: 
  John M Barron (1800 - 1864)
  Sarah Tweedell Barron (1802 - 1880)
  Sarah Ann Ludlum Lambert (1834 - 1876)
  Mary V Barron (____ - 1858)*
  Mathew T Barron (1857 - 1944)*
  Joseph Barron (1823 - 1886)*
  Benjamin Franklin Barron (1825 - 1893)*
  Sarah Martha Barron Powell (1828 - 1904)*
  Mary Barron Ludlum (1829 - 1883)*
  William Harrison Barron (1833 - 1862)
*Calculated relationship
Astoria Cemetery
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sec D
Created by: E&GRay
Record added: Jun 06, 2011
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