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Brig. Gen. (CSA) Seth Maxwell Barton

Brig. Gen. (CSA) Seth Maxwell Barton[1]

Male 1829 - 1900  (70 years)

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  • Name Seth Maxwell Barton 
    Title Brig. Gen. (CSA) 
    Born 8 Sep 1829  Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co. (now Independent City) , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Military Information 1845  [4
    applied for admittance to U. S. Military Academy 
    Military Information 1 Jul 1845-1 Jul 1849  USMA West Point, Orange Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cadet, graduated 28th in class 
    Military Information 19 Apr 1850  [3
    2ndLT, 1st USA Infantry 
    Military Information 1 Jun 1853  [3
    1stLT, USA 
    Military Information 1 May 1855-31 Oct 1857  [3
    Regimental Adjutant 
    Military Information 31 Oct 1857  [3
    CAPT, USA - resigned 11 June 1861 
    Military Information 8 Jul 1861  [3
    Lieutenant Colonel, 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment, CSA 
    Military Information 14 Mar 1862  [3
    Brigadier General, CSA 
    Military Information Jul 1863  Vicksburg (Siege of Vicksburg), Warren Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Captured and later paroled 
    Military Information 06 Apr 1865  near Farmville (Battle of Sayler's Creek), Prince Edward Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Captured on the Confederate's Black Thursday. Subsequently imprisoned at Fort Warren at Boston Harbor. 
    Occupation Jun 1870  [5
    Land Agent 
    Census 01 Jun 1870  Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co. (now Independent City) , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    enumerated with his wife and two children in the household of his brother Judge William S. Barton 
    Occupation Jun 1880  [6
    C & M Engineer 
    Census 08 Jun 1880  Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co. (now Independent City) , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    head-of-household 
    Died 11 Apr 1900  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Fredericksburg (City Cem.), Spotsylvania Co. (now Independent City), Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5065  Barton Database
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2013 

    Father Thomas Bowerbank Barton,   b. 1792,   d. 1871  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Susan Catherine Stone,   b. 1796,   d. 1875  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F1896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marianne/Marianna E. Jennifer,   b. Abt 1828,   d. 23 Jan 1915, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co. (now Independent City) , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)  [7
    Children 
     1. Jennifer Barton
     2. Maxwell Barton
     3. Daniel S. T. Barton,   b. Abt 1866, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William M. Barton,   b. Abt 1869, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2009 19:01:55 
    Family ID F13592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Sep 1829 - Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co. (now Independent City) , Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Information - Cadet, graduated 28th in class - 1 Jul 1845-1 Jul 1849 - USMA West Point, Orange Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Information - Captured and later paroled - Jul 1863 - Vicksburg (Siege of Vicksburg), Warren Co., Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Information - Captured on the Confederate's Black Thursday. Subsequently imprisoned at Fort Warren at Boston Harbor. - 06 Apr 1865 - near Farmville (Battle of Sayler's Creek), Prince Edward Co., Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - enumerated with his wife and two children in the household of his brother Judge William S. Barton - 01 Jun 1870 - Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co. (now Independent City) , Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - head-of-household - 08 Jun 1880 - Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co. (now Independent City) , Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Apr 1900 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fredericksburg (City Cem.), Spotsylvania Co. (now Independent City), Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Brig. Gen. Seth Maxwell Barton, CSA
    Brig. Gen. Seth Maxwell Barton, CSA
    Seth Maxwell Barton was a U.S. Army officer and, then, a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He later became noted as a chemist.


  • Notes 
    • !CITED in "Dictionary of American Biography", Vol. II, 1929 (BART218).

      !MILITARY service: graduated from West Point in 1849; assigned to infantry; on 11 June 1861 resigned his commission to join Confederate Army as Captain, infantry. July 1861 appointed lieutenant-colonel of the 3rd Arkansas regiment.

      !CITED Lee's Lieutenants, A Study in Command by Douglas S. Freeman, p. 237-238. "... formerly a Brigadier in Stevenson's Division, was exchanged after the surrender of Pemberton's army and was assigned to the command of Lewis Armistead's old brigade, Pickett's Division."

      !CITED "Historical Sketches of Barton's (Later Stovall's) Georgia Brigade, Army of Tennessee, C.S.A." by Pvt. Joseph Bogle and Capt. Wm. L. Calhoun, Confederate Pub. Co., University AL, 1984 (BART330)

      !CITED in "Biographical Sketches" by S. Bassett French; originals in Archives Division, Virginia State Library - film #029,664 at Mesa AZ FHC (BART419)

      !INFO found on Internet at http://members.aol.com/jweaver300/grayson/bartonsm.htm on 13 Jan 2004.
    • Info found at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3637] List of Officers of the Army of the United States from 1779 to 1900, William Henry Powell, (L. R. Hamersly & Co.).

    2. [S1180] 1850 U. S. Federal Census, M432_977 pg 366 img 248.
      age 16

    3. [S5393] United States, Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865.

    4. [S4599] U. S. Military and Naval Academies, Cadet Records and Applications 1805-1908.

    5. [S3501] 1870 US Census, M593_1679 pg 377.

    6. [S3502] 1880 US Census, T9_1391 FHL film 1255391-pg 455.3000 ED 139.

    7. [S3921] Washington Post, The [DC], p. 12, 24 Jan 1915.

    8. [S3508] Wikipedia, (http://en.wikipedia.org/), 23 Feb 2007.