J.L. Barber was born in Georgia in 1836.
His life in the Confederate Army was marked with multiple wounds and participation in several major battles of the Civil War, including Gettysburg. Barber enlisted in Company E of the 14th Alabama Infantry July 1, 1861, in Lafayette, Alabama. He was part of Wilcox's Brigade and the Army of Northern Virginia. He first appears on military rolls in September of 1861; there are no records on his attendance for the remainder of that year. The history of his regiment indicates that they were sent to Richmond, Virginia to rest after suffering from camp diseases, such as measles, twice during the remainder of 1861. Barber reappears in military rolls taken in February of 1862. He was in the Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, for unknown reasons beginning February 12, 1862 and returned to duty March 7, 1862. On or about May 5, 1862, J.L. Barber was wounded at the Battle of Williamsburg. He eventually returned to service and was then wounded again on September 17, 1862. On October 20, 1862 he was elected Sergeant. In January and February of 1863, Barber was on a furlough and also elected 2nd Lieutenant. He returned to duty in March and in July of that year he was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg. He received a gun shot wound to the shoulder and the ball lodged in his left lung. He was furloughed 60 days to his home in Lafayette, Alabama. He returned to service, but is not located in military records again until April 9, 1865, when he appeared on a Parole of Prisoners of War surrendered by General Lee at Appomattox Court House. J.L. Barber came to Texas in 1877.
Sophia Beard Barber (1846 - 1878)*
Texas State Cemetery
Plot: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1
Created by: Bev
Record added: Mar 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10685354