|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1833|
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 1865|
North Carolina, USA
Died in battle
On August 19th, 1901, in Atlanta, Wiley C. Howard, Lieutenant Commanding Co. C, Cobb Legion Cavalry, gave the following account of the battle that killed King:
The Cobb Legion gallantly charged upon that splendidly equipped battle line of dismounted Westerners, steadily advancing while their artillery, which we ought to have looked after better at the start, was playing upon our support murderously. We got within fifteen to twenty paces from their front line, our men and horses falling fast. Col. King, by whose side I happened to be, my youngest brother being on the other side, was mortally wounded, the artery of his thigh being severed. Blood spouted onto my shoulder as I leaned over to grasp him, and we held him and wheeled about, managing to take him off under a most terrific fire. My brother and Bugler Jackson afterwards buried him, taking note of the place, etc., so that after the war I was enabled to direct his brother to the spot and his remains were removed and re-interred at Roswell, where he had lived.
Also, the book, "Fiery Dawn, the Civil War Battle at Monroe's Crossroads, North Carolina" by Kane and Keeton, discussed King's death.
Son of Barrington and Catherine Margaret (Nephew) King, born in Sand Hills, Liberty County, Georgia.
After four years of service in the Confederate Army, he fell at the head of his legion at Bentonville, North Carolina.
Barrington King (1798 - 1866)
Catherine Margaret Nephew King (1804 - 1887)
Barrington King (1862 - 1884)*
Charles Barrington King (1823 - 1880)*
William Nephew King (1825 - 1894)**
James Roswell King (1827 - 1897)*
Thomas Edward King (1829 - 1863)*
Barrington Simeral King (1833 - 1865)
Ralph Brown King (1835 - 1920)*
Catherine Evelyn King Baker (1836 - 1923)*
Joseph H King (1839 - 1917)*
Clifford A. King (1843 - 1911)*
Mary Isabella King (1845 - 1846)*
Roswell Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: May 21, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11000752
Added: May. 15, 2012
TY, Bev. and Ev Blues. Deo Vindice, Rest In Peace.|
Dixie Home Georgia
Added: Jan. 23, 2012
Married Bessie Macleod. Barrington was a colonel in the Cobb County Georgia Legion; he died in the last days of the Civil War while leading the charge on Kilpatrick's Camp at Aversboro, NC. Before he died, he said, "Say to my wife that I die willingly def...(Read more)|
Added: Sep. 19, 2011
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