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Capt William P. Barlow
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Birth: Jun. 17, 1838
Death: Dec. 27, 1896

Barlow was a member of the elite St. Louis Militia when they were captured at Camp Jackson on May 10, 1861. After parole he and Henry Guibor set off across the state to join General Prices's pro-Confederate forces. When they arrived at Jefferson City they found the legal State government deposed, and Lyon's immigrant volunteers in charge. At Versailles, Missouri, the pair were arrested and accused of being Union spies. They finally made contact with Governor Jackson's forces at Warsaw, Missouri. At Warsaw, when Governor Claiborne Jackson learned of Guibor and Barlow's artillery skills, he gave them a four-gun battery to command. Guibor was made captain and Barlow lieutenant. While serving in this capacity they fought at the battles of Carthage, Oak Hills, Dry Wood and Lexington. The battery was then reorganized and sent to Memphis in December 1861. In March 1862 they were sent back and rejoined General Price's forces at the battle of Elkhorn Tavern, Arkansas. After Elkhorn (March 1862), the battery was again reorganized. In June they were consolidated with a Louisiana battery and in October 1863 consolidated with Wade's and Landis' Battery and became known as Guibor's Battery. They served in the battles of Iuka, Corinth, Vicksburg, the Atlanta Campaign and Hood's Tennessee Campaign. After the war he returned to St. Louis and became secretary and co-founder of the ex-Confederate Historical and Benevolent Association. He was active in the establishment of the Confederate Veteran's Home in Higginsville, Missouri and the United Confederate Veterans of Missouri. 
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 184 Lot 25-209
Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Dec 30, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12824873
Capt William P. Barlow
Added by: Connie Nisinger
Capt William P. Barlow
Added by: Connie Nisinger
Capt William P. Barlow
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