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Lieut Thomas Barron

Lieut Thomas Barron

Birth
Georgia, USA
Death 1 Jan 1899 (aged 60)
Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA
Burial Thornton, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 59003982 · View Source
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Son of Robert and Mary Barron.
Husband of Lucretia Ramsey.
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A letter written by Lieut. Thomas Barron to his Cousin Georgian Barron at Milltown, Chambers County, Alabama.


May 31st 1863

In Camp near Shelbyville, Tenn.

Dear Cousin

I seat myself this beautiful Sabbath morning to answer your kind and welcome letter which came to hand in due time. I was proud to receive the boquett that you sent to me it being several days on the road it had become withered but where I taken it in my hands it seemed to revive and flourish. I am much obliged to you for your kindness for it reminded me of times of peace. I can look back and think of the happy days that has passed and gone and think how I used to enjoy myself with the ladys of our county and a specialty this time of year when we used to have fishing parties in May but them times is past and gone an I am afraid never to return but I hope and trust in our heavenly father that this cruel war will some day come to a close so that we can return home where we can be with our kind parents though it is a matter of impossibility for all to return. Cousin you said in your letter that you had picked me out a sweetheart in Milltown. I am glad to think that you estimate me so higley as to pick me out a sweetheart. If old Master will permit me to live to get through this war I intend to pay you a visit and also the lady that you have recommended to me so highly.
I received a letter from Cousin Tom bearing the date April 20th and your father was both well. I was truly glad to hear from them and glad to hear that they had still time on the Potomac and no indication of a fight for I hate to hear of a fight for I dislike fighting very much for there is never fun in it. Cousin I have nothing to write that will interest you. These few lines leaves me enjoying good health and in fine spirits. I received a letter from father the first day of May and all was well.
I am getting very tired living in Camp for it is one of the lonesome places in the world. I am glad to inform you that I have heard from Cousin Joseph Moore. He was at Murphreesboro about five weeks ago his leg was about well but it is very crooked and the gentleman that informed me of his welfare don't think that he will ever be fit for service any more. I am sorry to think that he will be a cripel the balance of his day. He made a great soldier and fought well. I am looking for him back to the Regiment everyday. If I can see him come in to camp it would fill my heart with joy for I thought once that he was dead. I don't hear much talk of a fight at this place and I don't think we will fight here soon if we ever do. We are building fortification here at this place.
I will tell you some of my travels out in the country for twelve hours and I went out a good six miles to picknic and I saw some beautiful ladys and I enjoyed myself the best kind. I am amazed that I make myself at home wherever I go. I got plenty to eat at the party and that's what was good. I got as much pound cake as I could eat and after dinner was over they had a big dance and it reminded me of old times very much and the people seem to be very clever and treated me with great respect. If the war would end I don't know but what I would stay up here in Tennessee for this is a beautiful country and the land up here is very rich and a man can make plenty to eat without working so hard you can tell your mar in a few days. Cousin you must write often and write long letters. You must excuse my short letter for this time. I will come to a close. I remain your dutiful cousin until death.

Lieut. Thomas Barron
To Miss Georgian Barron

When you write direct your letter to Shelbyville, Tennessee Company H
38th Regiment Tennessee Vol.
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  • Created by: Churchwell
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59003982
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Thomas Barron (27 May 1838–1 Jan 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59003982, citing Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery, Thornton, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Churchwell (contributor 46607715) .