Corp. LW Barnes

Follow the adventures of Lawton Webster Barnes!

Corporal Barnes is a busy bear, You might see him anywhere!

Corp. Barnes with the big boys — Generals Sherman and Meade, Fairfield, PA

Corporal L.W. Barnes and the cannon crew of the 1st VT Battery Light Artillery (3rd Vermont Hemlocks) with their original Civil War cannon. (Corporal Barnes is the one with the fur.) Historic Tunbridge, Vermont fairgrounds.

Corporal Barnes at the gravesite of Stephen F. Brown, in Swanton, VT. (Died Sept. 8, 1903). Brown was 1st Lieutenant of K Company, 13th Vt. Vol’s. in July of 1863. On the march to Gettysburg, he was put under arrest and his sword confiscated, and on the 3rd went into battle carrying a camp hatchet. His statue at the Gettysburg battlefield, near the high-water mark, portrays him with a sword like the one he captured in that battle — but if you look carefully, you will see the hatchet at his feet! Take a peek the next time you are in Gettysburg. Also in this Swanton cemetery lie the remains of Civil War officers Elisha Barney (tall grey stone in the back right — killed at the Wilderness) and Albert Jewett (Medal of Honor awardee.)

Reconnoitering with Corporal Barnes, Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield, Georgia. “Hey, Corp! Seen any Rebs?”

Climbing over boulders at Pigeon Hill (next to Little Kennesaw.) In the two hour assault on this rocky prominence, the Federals suffered almost 850 casualties (killed, wounded, and missing); it cost the Confederates, who were defending their position with the aid of trenches and the natural terrain, about 1/3 as many. June 27, 1864.

Corporal Barnes and Southern friend at the Resaca, Georgia CS Cemetery

Corporal Barnes joins the Navy! Here he is pictured with a crewmember of the USS Monitor at Olustee, Florida.

Corp. Barnes at Sach’s Bridge, Gettysburg.

Corp. Barnes explores Fort Boreman, Parkersburg, West Virginia.

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