He registered for the U.S. Civil War Draft in June, 1863 while living in Orange, MA. His occupation was listed at mechanic.
Son of Harlow & Lovina Barber.
Married Hattie Smith on Jan. 11, 1866 at Fitchburg.
[The SUVCW claims he served with Co. E, Mass 31st Inf Regt.
This Samuel Barber, a farmer, enlisted at age 31 from Stamford, Vermont in Co. E, Mass 31st Inf Regt on Dec 10, 1861; mustered out on Apr 9, 1862 at Ship Island, MS for disability.]
The Sentinel reported* he had been conscripted to serve in the Confederate army while residing in the south, "and who later deserted and returned to the North...."
"He was later drafted into the Union army at Greenfield, in 1863 but on account of poor health, was allowed to send a substitute upon the payment of $300."
His obit states he was a native of Winhall or Windsor VT and a member of the Orange lodge of Masons**.
He resides with his wife at Orange, MA in the 1870 & 1880 census, where he worked in a sewing factory as a mechanic.
*Jan 9 & May 24, 1919.
**Initiated Apr 18, 1870. Index states he was born at Winhall on Mar 14, 1838.
Harriette Estelle Smith Barber
1846–1909 (m. 1866)
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