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LT James H. Barrett
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LT James H. Barrett

Birth
Russell County, Virginia, USA
Death
17 Sep 1862 (aged 26)
Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Cenotaph
Russell, Russell County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID
127843475 View Source

A Memorial Marker was placed in 1997 to honor James' memory. James is not actually buried here, but his parents are. Most likely, James is buried in the Washington Confederate Cemetery in an unmarked grave. There is a monument at that honors the unknown Confederate soldiers here.

James was the son of John Barrett and Cynthia A. Hurt.

James fought in the Civil War rising from the rank of Sergeant to Captain in Co I 37 Va Inf CSA. A Roster of 37th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment can be seen at this link (including James' name)---
http://www.nkclifton.com/amer-civ-war/Virginia/37th_Virginia_Infantry/
37th_Va_Inf_Roster-1.html

James died at the Battle of Sharpsburg. This was the bloodiest one day Battle in American History. 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. James was one of them.

The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

The Washington Confederate Cemetery in Hagerstown, Maryland, is the final resting place of Confederates who died in the Maryland campaigns of the Civil War. The names of those buried there is uncertain for a number of reasons.

The Confederates after the battles at South Mountain and Sharpsburg did not bury their dead because they were retreating to Virginia. This task was left to Union soldiers, who buried their own first, and then the Confederates. Most were buried where they fell, and names of the deceased, where known, were written on whatever material was to hand. Where there was no identification, bodies were buried in trenches, as in the "Five trenches supposed to contain 250 unknown, in Wm. Rulett's field along Bloody Lane."

In 1869 Governor Bowie requested Thomas Boullt of Hagerstown, Maryland, one of the Trustees for Maryland at the Antietam National Cemetery where the Union dead were buried, employ agents to go over the battlefield and mound up the trenches and graves of the Confederate dead, to make careful notes of the locations and, as far as possible, to identify the dead. Today, this list is known as the Bowie List.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
~varussel/cemeteries/johnbarrettcem.html

To read more about the battle/burials: http://www.whilbr.org/confederateSoldiers/
index.aspx

http://www.whilbr.org/WashingtonConfederate
Cemetery/index.aspx

http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/refserv/
bulldog/bull93/html/bull93.html

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
~alcwroot/6th_alabama_inf/battles/battle
_order/sharpsburg.htm
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James H Barrett in household of Cynthia A Barrett, "United States Census, 1850"

Name: James H Barrett
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1850
Event Place: Russell county, part of, Russell, Virginia, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 14
Race: White
Race (Original):
Birth Year (Estimated): 1836
Birthplace: Virginia
Household ID: 1271
House Number: 1271
Line Number: 21
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Film Number: 975
GS Film Number: 444965
Digital Folder Number: 004206465
Image Number: 00193

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Cynthia A Barrett F 34 Virginia
James H Barrett M 14 Virginia
Thomas Barrett M 12 Virginia
Mary M Barrett F 10 Virginia
Moses R Barrett M 7 Virginia
Marten R Barrett M 5 Virginia
Rebecca C Barrett F 4 Virginia
John C Barrett M 1 Virginia
William Barrett M 27 Virginia
Catharine Seivis F 21 Virginia
Sources

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8DP-8PQ : accessed 12 Apr 2014), James H Barrett in household of Cynthia A Barrett, Russell county, part of, Russell, Virginia, United States; citing family 1271, NARA microfilm publication M432.
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James H Barrett, "Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865"

Name: James H Barrett
Event Type: Military Service
Event Year: 1861
Age (Original):
Military Unit Note: Thirty-seventh Infantry
Affiliate Publication Title: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia
Affiliate Publication Number: M324
Affiliate Film Number: 832
Sources

Citing this Record

"Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J3WZ-6TM : accessed 12 Apr 2014), James H Barrett, 1861; citing "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia," Fold3.com; military unit Thirty-seventh Infantry, NARA microfilm publication M324, roll 832.
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James H Barrett, "Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865"

Name: James H Barrett
Event Type: Military Service
Event Year: 1862
Age (Original):
Military Unit Note: Capt. Barr's Co., Light Artillery; Capt. Binford's Co., Volunteers (Fourth Co., Richmond Howitzers); Capt. Bowyer's Co., Heavy Artillery (Botetort Artillery); Capt. Brander's Co., Light Artillery (Letcher Artillery)
Affiliate Publication Title: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia
Affiliate Publication Number: M324
Affiliate Film Number: 265
Sources

Citing this Record

"Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J34K-BPN : accessed 12 Apr 2014), James H Barrett, 1862; citing "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia," Fold3.com; military unit Capt. Barr's Co., Light Artillery; Capt. Binford's Co., Volunteers (Fourth Co., Richmond Howitzers); Capt. Bowyer's Co., Heavy Artillery (Botetort Artillery); Capt. Brander's Co., Light Artillery (Letcher Artillery), NARA microfilm publication M324, roll 265.

A Memorial Marker was placed in 1997 to honor James' memory. James is not actually buried here, but his parents are. Most likely, James is buried in the Washington Confederate Cemetery in an unmarked grave. There is a monument at that honors the unknown Confederate soldiers here.

James was the son of John Barrett and Cynthia A. Hurt.

James fought in the Civil War rising from the rank of Sergeant to Captain in Co I 37 Va Inf CSA. A Roster of 37th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment can be seen at this link (including James' name)---
http://www.nkclifton.com/amer-civ-war/Virginia/37th_Virginia_Infantry/
37th_Va_Inf_Roster-1.html

James died at the Battle of Sharpsburg. This was the bloodiest one day Battle in American History. 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. James was one of them.

The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

The Washington Confederate Cemetery in Hagerstown, Maryland, is the final resting place of Confederates who died in the Maryland campaigns of the Civil War. The names of those buried there is uncertain for a number of reasons.

The Confederates after the battles at South Mountain and Sharpsburg did not bury their dead because they were retreating to Virginia. This task was left to Union soldiers, who buried their own first, and then the Confederates. Most were buried where they fell, and names of the deceased, where known, were written on whatever material was to hand. Where there was no identification, bodies were buried in trenches, as in the "Five trenches supposed to contain 250 unknown, in Wm. Rulett's field along Bloody Lane."

In 1869 Governor Bowie requested Thomas Boullt of Hagerstown, Maryland, one of the Trustees for Maryland at the Antietam National Cemetery where the Union dead were buried, employ agents to go over the battlefield and mound up the trenches and graves of the Confederate dead, to make careful notes of the locations and, as far as possible, to identify the dead. Today, this list is known as the Bowie List.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
~varussel/cemeteries/johnbarrettcem.html

To read more about the battle/burials: http://www.whilbr.org/confederateSoldiers/
index.aspx

http://www.whilbr.org/WashingtonConfederate
Cemetery/index.aspx

http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/refserv/
bulldog/bull93/html/bull93.html

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
~alcwroot/6th_alabama_inf/battles/battle
_order/sharpsburg.htm
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
James H Barrett in household of Cynthia A Barrett, "United States Census, 1850"

Name: James H Barrett
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1850
Event Place: Russell county, part of, Russell, Virginia, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 14
Race: White
Race (Original):
Birth Year (Estimated): 1836
Birthplace: Virginia
Household ID: 1271
House Number: 1271
Line Number: 21
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Film Number: 975
GS Film Number: 444965
Digital Folder Number: 004206465
Image Number: 00193

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Cynthia A Barrett F 34 Virginia
James H Barrett M 14 Virginia
Thomas Barrett M 12 Virginia
Mary M Barrett F 10 Virginia
Moses R Barrett M 7 Virginia
Marten R Barrett M 5 Virginia
Rebecca C Barrett F 4 Virginia
John C Barrett M 1 Virginia
William Barrett M 27 Virginia
Catharine Seivis F 21 Virginia
Sources

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8DP-8PQ : accessed 12 Apr 2014), James H Barrett in household of Cynthia A Barrett, Russell county, part of, Russell, Virginia, United States; citing family 1271, NARA microfilm publication M432.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
James H Barrett, "Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865"

Name: James H Barrett
Event Type: Military Service
Event Year: 1861
Age (Original):
Military Unit Note: Thirty-seventh Infantry
Affiliate Publication Title: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia
Affiliate Publication Number: M324
Affiliate Film Number: 832
Sources

Citing this Record

"Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J3WZ-6TM : accessed 12 Apr 2014), James H Barrett, 1861; citing "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia," Fold3.com; military unit Thirty-seventh Infantry, NARA microfilm publication M324, roll 832.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
James H Barrett, "Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865"

Name: James H Barrett
Event Type: Military Service
Event Year: 1862
Age (Original):
Military Unit Note: Capt. Barr's Co., Light Artillery; Capt. Binford's Co., Volunteers (Fourth Co., Richmond Howitzers); Capt. Bowyer's Co., Heavy Artillery (Botetort Artillery); Capt. Brander's Co., Light Artillery (Letcher Artillery)
Affiliate Publication Title: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia
Affiliate Publication Number: M324
Affiliate Film Number: 265
Sources

Citing this Record

"Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J34K-BPN : accessed 12 Apr 2014), James H Barrett, 1862; citing "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia," Fold3.com; military unit Capt. Barr's Co., Light Artillery; Capt. Binford's Co., Volunteers (Fourth Co., Richmond Howitzers); Capt. Bowyer's Co., Heavy Artillery (Botetort Artillery); Capt. Brander's Co., Light Artillery (Letcher Artillery), NARA microfilm publication M324, roll 265.


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