Courtesy of Derick S. Hartshorn: April 2007
JACOB BARNES. Served in Company D, 2nd Regiment, North Carolina, but survived the war. The grave marker inscribed “Jacob Barnes” may be that of his brother, Jesse.
BARNES, JESSE, Corporal, Company DA, 2rd Regiment North Carolina Troops.
Resided in Wilson County and enlisted in Wayne County at age 19. May 29, 1861, for the war. Mustered in as Corporal. Captured near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and paroled on September 20, 1862. Captured a second lime near Fredericksburg, Virginia. May 3, 1863, and was paroled and exchanged at City Point, Virginia, May 10, 1863. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 13, 1863. Present or accounted for until captured at Kelly's Ford, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington. D.C. Died in hospital at Washington on February 11, 1864, of “typhoid fever.” [North Carolina Troops-A Roster 1861-1865, North Carolina Dept. of Archives and History, Vol. 3:413]
CO D 2ND NC INF
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/11/1864
- BURIED AT: SECTION CONFE SITE 41
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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