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Samuel E. Barnard

Birthdate: (23)
Death: November 30, 1864 (23)
Saint Louis, MO, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Bachman Barnard and Nancy Barnard
Brother of Zedekiah Barnard; Dianah Barnard; Sarah Elizabeth Barnard; Jonathan Barnard; John Carr Barnard and 7 others

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About Samuel E. Barnard

Samuel E. Barnard (1841-1864)

Taken from “Genealogy of Samuel Barnard and Descendants, Eight Generations, 1800-1954” by Noble Edgar Nay, 1955.

Edited by Deanna Horton Mitts

Samuel E. Barnard, the tenth child of Samuel and Nancy Barnard, was born in 1841 in Tennessee, and came to Missouri with his parents when he was three years old. From the Federal Census of 1860 is the following quotation: “Samuel E. –son of Samuel Barnard, 19 years of age.” [NOTE: The U.S. census did not begin stating relationships until 1880]

From the Army Records, the following quotation: “Enlisted in 1862 – 21 years of age.”

He was evidently named for his father, but what the middle initial stands for we have not been able to ascertain. We have not been able to find much information concerning him. What we do know is as follows:

Sam E. never married, but was engaged to Lucy M. Compton when he enlisted in the Army in 1862. He served with the Confederate forces, and was captured by the Union Army. He was in three different Union prisons until he died in 1864, a prisoner of war.

Oliver Ewing, a nephew of Sam E. who was in the Union Army, visited him in one of the prisons, but we do not know which one. When Sam E. did not return from the war, Lucy, his fiancée, married Sam’s brother, Henry Purres. Evidently, she liked the name Barnard. During the Civil War, Lucy and her mother lived at the John Carr place.

A letter written by Oliver Ewing to his folks when he was camped at Forsyth, Missouri, dated February 9, 1863, reads: “I heard that the boys had run off and gone south to Dixie.”

The boys were Sam E. and Henry Purres who had joined the Confederate Army about a year before. From the Adjutant General’s Office, Department of the Army, comes the following record of Sam E. Barnard: “Samuel Barnard, a private of Company H. 4th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Confederate States Army, enlisted 6 Jan 1862 at Webster, Missouri, aged 21 years. The company muster roll for January and February 1864 shows him absent, left sick at Little Rock, Sept. 10, 1863. Union prisoner of war records show that he was captured 19 October 1864 in Lafayette Co., Missouri. His name appears on a record of U.S. General Prison Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., for the month of November 1864. Also states that he died on 30 November 1864.”

In comparing the army records of Sam E. and Henry Purres, we find that they both enlisted at the same place on the same day, and were assigned to the same regiment and company. It is very probable that they both remained together in Company H. until Sam E. was left wounded in 1863. Purres was wounded in Southeast Missouri in 1863, after which he was assigned to Company B.

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Samuel E. Barnard's Timeline

November 30, 1864
Age 23
Saint Louis, MO, USA