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Barker, Thomas F.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 28, credited to Concord, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 11/13/63, m/i 11/13/64, Pvt, Co. A, 11th VT INF, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Andersonville, to Millen 11/11/64, prld 11/26/64, m/o 6/29/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1835, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada East
Death: 05/02/1868

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 18480940

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/27/1865; widow Jane H., 6/22/1868
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

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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Obituary

In East St. Johnsbury, May 2, Mr. Thomas F. Barker, aged 33 years.

The subject of this notice was removed from us in a time much needed, leaving the companion of his choice and three little children, together with a large circle of relatives, to mourn their loss.

Mr. Barker heard his country's call, enlisted to fight her battles, and bravely met the foe. He patiently endured the fatigue of the march, the privations of the camp, fought with courage, but fell a prisoner of war and it became his sad fate to be among the starving of Andersonville where he remained nearly six months. Three years since he was discharged from government service, came to his family feeble and emaciated. He never regained his health but in part. Three months previous to death he gave up work entirely and gradually failed to the last. Previous to his last illness he had not made a profession of religion, but during this time he saw his need and gave his heart to God. He felt that his Saviour was preparing a mansion for him in his Father's house. He frequently spoke of his hope of and readiness to occupy this mansion. May friends all meet him where there is no sorrow. S.B.C.

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, 10 Jul 1868
Transcribed by Deanna French