Clark F Barnes

BirthDec. 19, 1847
DeathDec. 19, 1937
CemeteryAinsworth (Ainsworth)
PostAinsworth (Ainsworth)
Unit5th Wisconsin Infantry, Company I

Private Clark F Barnes

Company I, 5th Wisconsin Infantry

Barnes was born in Monroe (Green County), Wisconsin on December 19, 1847. The 16 year old enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on September 12, 1864. Barnes served about 9 months and was discharged on June 20, 1865.

Barnes joined the regiment in the latter part of 1864. During his enlistment the unit was involved in several major military operations and battles. Some of them include:

General Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign (VA) (August 7-November 28, 1864).

Battle of Opequan (VA) (September 19, 1864).

Siege of Petersburg (VA) (December 4, 1864 to April 2, 1865). Regimental losses were 11 killed and 44 wounded on April 2, 1865.

Assault on and fall of Petersburg (VA) (April 2, 1865).

Battle of Sailor’s Creek (VA) (April 6, 1865). Regimental losses were 15 killed and 54 wounded.

At Appomattox Court House (VA) when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia (April 9, 1865).

Barnes died on December 19, 1937 at the age of 90 years. He died on his birthday. He is buried in the Ainsworth Cemetery in Ainsworth (Brown County), Nebraska. Barnes was a member of the Ainsworth Post (#171) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Ainsworth.

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