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Barber, Joseph H.


Age: 21, credited to Ludlow, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 125th NY INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. E, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 8/12/62, cred. Troy, NY, m/i 8/27/62, Pvt, Co. G, 125th NY INF, m/o 6/5/65, Alexandria, VA;

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Birth: 04/21/1840, White Creek, NY
Death: 11/20/1928

Burial: Maple Grove Old Cemetery, Hoosick Falls, NY
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 7961067


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/28/1890, NY
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Maple Grove Old Cemetery, Hoosick Falls, NY

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Joseph H. Barber

Bennington Banner
Nov. 24, 1928


Veteran of Civil War Dies as Result of Fall

The funeral of Joseph H. Barber was held from his home in Shaftsbury Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Waldo DeWolfe, pastor of the North Bennington Baptist church, officiated. Burial was in the Barber family lot in Hoosick Falls.

A veteran of the Civil War, Mr. Barber was 87 years old at the time of his death. The direct cause of his death, which occurred November 20 at Putnam Memorial hospital, was a fall suffered November 12 in Shaftsbury.

Mr. Barber was born in White Creek, NY, April 21, 1840. He lived most of his life in Shaftsbury. He received his education in the local schools and after completing he learned the carpenter's trade.

At the beginning of the Civil War, Mr. Barber went to Ludlow and enlisted in the First Vermont Regiment, Company A. He served in this company for three months and during the fourth month received an honorable discharge.

He came back to Shaftsbury and a few months later re-enlisted in Cambridge, NY. He joined there the 125th Regiment, Company C and served till the end of the war in 1865, when he received an honorable discharge. The rest of his life was spent in Shaftsbury.

For the last two years, Mr. Barber has lived at the home of his sister-in-law, widow of Martin Barber.

Mr. Barber is survived by one son, Perley Barber of Salem, three grandsons, all of whom saw foreign service in the World War, and seven great-grand-children. He is also survived by three brothers and one sister. The brothers are: J.M. Barber of Shaftsbury, Lyman Barber of South Shaftsbury, and Alburton Barber of Hoosic Corners, NY. His sister is Mrs. Delbert Stewart of Eagle Bridge, NY.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau