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Maj James Barbour

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Maj James Barbour

  • Birth 26 Feb 1828 Catalpa, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 29 Oct 1895 Jeffersonton, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 8684957

Son of Virginia U.S. Congressman (1823-33; States Rights Democrat) John
Strode and Ella A. Byrne Barbour. After attending the University of
Virginia, Barbour became a lawyer and legislator in Virginia. In 1860 he
was a delegate to the Democratic Convention, and soon after a member of
the 1861 Secession Convention, arguing against secession, but changed his
mind after being misled by some of President-elect Lincoln's cabinet
members. Marrying Fanny T. Beckham, he fathered 7 children: Ellie, Mary,
James, John, Edwin, Floyd, and Fannie. Their home was the prominent
structure in Brandy Station, Va. known as "Beauregard". The Battle of
Brandy Station raged around it. The house still stands, being a Civil War
tourist attraction known as the "Graffiti House", as it contains grafitti
inscribed by soldiers of both sides during the war. After the beginning
of the Civil War, he was commissioned as a Major on General Ewell's
staff, Adjutant-General's Department. After having had a dispute with
Gen. Jubal Early, he resigned January 30, 1863. Editor of the Richmond
Enquirer.
(bio by aphillcsa and Big French)


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  • Created by: aphillcsa
  • Added: 26 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8684957
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj James Barbour (26 Feb 1828–29 Oct 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8684957, citing Fairview Cemetery, Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by aphillcsa (contributor 46613068) .