1LT Francis Noel Barbarin

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 28 Feb 1883 (aged 81)
Georgetown, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Amphitheater, Lot 137 East. Unmarked burial.
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Age 81 years, 9 months, 16 days. Buried March 1, 1883.

14th Annual Reunion Of The Association Of The Graduates Of The United States Military Academy, At West Point, New York, June 12, 1883, Courier Printing Co., East Saginaw, Michigan, 1883.
Francis N. Barbarin
No. 237. Class of 1820.
Died February 28, 1883, at Georgetown, District of Columbia, aged 82.
Francis Noel Barbarin was born in Brooklyn, New York on the 12th of May 1801 and died in Georgetown, D.C., on the 28th of February 883, being in his 82d year.

He entered the Military Academy at West Point as a cadet March 1815 and graduating in 1820 was commissioned in the Artillery Corps in 1821.

His death leaves but one survivor to the class to which he belonged.

In 1829 he was married to Miss S.M. Totten, sister of Joseph G. Totten, Chief of the Corps of Engineers, United States Army.

After serving in the Army for sixteen years at Arsenals and Posts, as Assistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics at West Point and as Assistant Commissary of Subsistence, he resigned his commission as First Lieutenant in the United States Artillery Corps and was for some time engaged as a Civil Engineer in the construction of Railroads in North Carolina, of which his friend, Major Walter Gwynn, a graduate of the class of 1822, was Chief Engineer. On January 10, 1845, he was appointed Chief Clerk in the Office of the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, discharging the duties of that officer until 1871, when declining years rendered them too arduous for his performance and he was placed in immediate charge of one of the important branches of the office, which position he filled up to the time of his death, his clear, unimpaired mind and vigorous memory combining to render his services specially valuable. He was a man of exemplary character, of affable and courteous manners and during his long service in office he had the confidence of the several chiefs of the Bureau and their associates and the esteem of his fellow clerks. Always blessed with remarkable health, he was rarely absent from his post of duty and his death was caused by a severe cold contracted the last day he spent at his office, which, resulting in an attack of pneumonia, proved fatal on the third day and he passed to his rest as gently and peacefully as he had always lived.

He was buried from the Chapel of Oak Hill Cemetery, D.C. and in that beautiful home of the dead he sleeps with the beloved wife who had preceded him but a few years.

Cullum's Register of Officers and Graduates of the United States Military Academy
Class of 1820

Appointed from New York.
Military History: Cadet at the Military Academy March 1, 1815 to July 1, 1820, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Third Lieutenant, Ordnance, July 1, 1820. Served on Ordnance duty July 1, 1820 to August 20, 1822; in garrison at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina 1822‑1824 and Fort Monroe, Virginia (Artillery School for Practice), 1824‑1826; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics January 19 to April 20, 1826; on Ordnance duty, April 20, 1826 to November 2, 1827; in garrison at Fort Wolcott, Rhode Island 1827‑1833 and on Ordnance duty January 1, 1834 to September 16, 1836. Resigned, September 16, 1836.

Second Lieutenant, 3d Artillery, in Re-organization of Army June 1, 1821 to rank from July 1, 1820.
First Lieutenant, 3d Artillery, February 28, 1827.

Civil History: Civil Engineer in Virginia and North Carolina, 1836‑1840. Chief Clerk of United States Engineer Department, 1845‑1871 and Clerk, 1871‑1883. Died February 28, 1883, at Georgetown, D.C. Aged 82. Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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