Grove E Barber

BirthNov. 1, 1843
DeathApril 25, 1931
CemeteryWyuka (Lincoln)
PostAppomattox (Lincoln)
Unit104th Ohio Infantry, Company I

Musician Grove E Barber

Company I, 104th Ohio Infantry

Barber was born in Ohio on November 1, 1843. He enlisted in the regiment on August 11, 1862 as a musician. Barber was mustered on August 30, 1862. He served nearly 34 months and was discharged June 17, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina.

The 104th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Massilion, Ohio on August 30, 1862. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Operations against General John Bell Hood in Georgia and Alabama (September 29-November 3, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (March 1-April 26, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrender the Army of Tennessee.

The Battle of Franklin was the most costly engagement for the regiment. The unit lost 11 soldiers, 32 were wounded, and 6 were taken prisoner.

Barber died on April 25, 1931 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in te Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska. He was a member of the Appomattox Post (#214) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Lincoln.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.