Barber, Milo G.
Age: 19, credited to Richford, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, PVT, Co. H, 3rd VT INF, reen 12/21/63, pr CPL 10/18/64, tr to Co. K, 7/25/64, pr SGT 5/27/65, wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, pow, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, prld 2/17/65, m/o 6/19/65
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Birth: 10/19/1843, Utica, NY
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, AL
Marker/Plot: GAR Section
Findagrave Memorial #: 15916353
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/18/1890, AL; widow Elizabeth V., 6/16/1891, AL
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Milo G. Barber
Milo G. Barber, age 19, enlisted 1 June 1861, credited to Richford. He mustered in as a private in Co. H, 3rd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment on 16 July 1861. On 21 December 1863, he reenlisted. He was promoted to corporal on 18 October 1864, transferred to Company K on 25 July 1864, promoted to Sergeant on 27 May 1865. He was slightly wounded during the battle of Winchester on 19 September 1864, and one month later, at Cedar Creek, was taken prisoner. Paroled on 17 February 1865, he mustered out on 19 June 1865 with his regiment.
On 9 July 1870, Milo, age 24 and single, was living in Montgomery, Alabama, Ward 3. His occupation is listed as deputy sheriff. When and how he moved to Alabama has not been determined.
Milo married Elizabeth V. Mitchell, a native of Alabama, in Montgomery, on 9 September 1875. On 1 June 1880, Milo and Elizabeth, along with a brother-in-law Frank Pate and a niece Annie Holian (?), were living in Ward 4 in Montgomery. Milo's occupation was wagon maker, and Frank was a tinner.
According to a city directory, in 1883, Milo lived on 403 South Decatur, and plied his trade as a wagon maker at 117 Washington Street. By 1887, he was living at 711 Lawrence Street.
Milo applied for a pension on 18 July 1890. Earlier that year, Congress had passed the Dependent Pension Act, which no longer required service-incurred disabilities for Civil War veterans. Less than a year later Milo passed away, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, just to the right of the GAR monument, pictured below.
On 16 June 1891, Elizabeth applied for and was granted a widow's pension. According to a city directory, she was still living at 711 Lawrence Street, her occupation listed as dressmaker.
Sources: 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses, Montgomery, Alabama; Montgomery Alabama City Directories, 1883-1884, 1887, 1891; Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; Vermont Adjutant General's Report for 1864; Revised Roster
Photographs contributed by Erik Bush