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Civil War Soldiers - Barnes

Bartlett, Joseph J., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born about 1820, and at the beginning of the Civil war enlisted to fight for the Union. He became colonel of the 27th N. Y. volunteers, and on Oct. 4, 1862, was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers. Meritorious service during the war won him a renewal of his commission as brigadier-general, in March, 1864, and on Aug. 1, 1864, he was brevetted major-general of volunteers. He was mustered out Jan. 15, 1866. After the war, from 1867 to 1869, Gen. Bartlett was United States minister to Norway and Sweden.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

Bartlett, William F., brigadier-general, was born in Haverhill, Mass., Jan. 6, 1840, and was a student at Harvard college when President Lincoln issued his first call for troops. He at once enlisted in the 4th battalion of Massachusetts volunteers, returned to college for a short time, and was then elected captain in the 20th Mass. volunteers. His aptitude for military service soon won for him promotion, and he became an acting field officer. In the spring of 1862 he was severely wounded at Yorktown and lost a leg. Recovering, he organized the 49th Mass. volunteers in the fall of 1862, and, in spite of the loss of his leg, was elected its colonel. Col. Bartlett's regiment was ordered to Louisiana with Gen. Banks' expedition, and at the assault on Port Hudson he was twice wounded. Returning to the north, he organized the 57th Mass. volunteers, led it in the Wilderness campaign, and was again wounded. He was appointed brigadier-general and returned to duty as soon as he was able to ride. After the explosion of the mine before Petersburg, July 30, 1864, he was taken prisoner and suffered several weeks in Libby prison and elsewhere, being then exchanged. In Sept., 1864, he was given command of the 1st division of the 9th army corps, and was brevetted major-general of volunteers in 1865. Gen. Bartlett's military career is one of the most brilliant on record. He was noted as a soldier for his daring, coolness and intrepidity in action. After the war he engaged in business in Richmond, Va., and Pittsfield, Mass., and died in Pittsfield in 1876.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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