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Pvt Benjamin F. Barker

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Pvt Benjamin F. Barker

  • Birth 19 Apr 1844 Hanover County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 20 Sep 1913 Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 17408306

The son of Nancy Anne Martin Barker and Jessie Barker.
He shares the stone with his wife, Arminta Ella Jenkins Barker.

Enlisted 14 February, 1863 by Captain MacGruder for the duration of the war. In his 'official' papers, there was a letter that read:

Camp Exol

King and Queen County

April 21, 1864

Captain: I do most respectfully recommend that Private Benj. Barker of my company be detailed for 7 days to procure a horse, which I think he would get if allowed the detail.

Signed Lt. Dietrich
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There is also another letter dated December 20, 1864 which reads:
We do certify that we knew the horse of Pvt. Benj. Barker, Co.B, 24thRgt., and we appraised said horse at the time of mustering into the service at $2000.00. Signed Lt. Dietrich and 2ndLt. Jno. Alvis
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Benjamin also had a brother that served in the same unit, David Barker. Another brother, William Edward Barker, fought with the 56th Virginia Infantry.








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  • Created by: George Seitz
  • Added: 12 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17408306
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Benjamin F. Barker (19 Apr 1844–20 Sep 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17408306, citing Beulah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by George Seitz (contributor 40539541) .