Barney, Duane Carroll
Age: 23, credited to Shrewsbury, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 2/15/62, m/i 2/28/62, Pvt, Co. I, 7th VT INF, pr CPL 7/3/62, m/o 10/21/62
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Birth: 07/03/1838, Shrewsbury, VT
Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 142187168
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/24/1862; widow Eliza A., 4/27/1905, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT
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Duane C. Barney
Duane Carroll Barney was born in Shrewsbury, Vermont, 8 July, 1838, son of Jeffrey Amherst & Harriet Eliza (Ewing) Barney. He m. in Cuttingsville, Vermont, 15 March, 1864, Eliza Ann Colburn (1840-1914). Duane was the 8th child of his parents.
He enlisted when he was 23 years old at Rutland City, Vermont, 15 Feb., 1862 as a private in Co. "I" 7th Vermont Regiment. Private Barney left with the company for New York on 14 March, 1862. After only three days in NY the company departed on the troop ship, "Ceres" bound for Ship Island near New Orleans. The warm southern spring was well under way when they landed at that island and the men, fresh from the north, found drilling hard and their constant work in the blistering sun, unusually exhausting. The extreme change of climate from a Vermont winter to Gulf Coast summer coupled with homesickness and hardship made many of them ill, including Mr. Barney. In June the company received news they would be in action, and eight companies of the 7th were sent up the Mississippi River to Vicksburg where the Southern forces were making a last valiant attempt to hold the river. In the siege of Vicksburg, the losses of Company I from sickness and wounds were severe because the men were set at the task of digging a small canal-exhausting work in the heat of the low land, much of the time under fire of the enemy (The Barney Generations in America, page 29). In July, after suffering much hardship, Mr. Barney was again home among his Green Mountains where he could rest and get well, so he was not present with his company at the siege of Baton Route on August 5th. He was discharged for illness as a corporal, 21 Oct., 1862 after serving eight months and six days. He suffered with bad health the rest of his life, but he still worked and kept up his courage through it all. He applied for a pension and the pension documents indicated that he suffered severely with hepatitis of the liver and stomach disorders. He had chronic hip pain and agitation of his spine which caused severe pain. In 1880, Duane was a marble worker and lived in Ludlow When the 1900 census was taken, Duane (age 62), and Eliza Ann (age 60), were still living in Ludlow. Mr. Barney was then employed as a marble cutter.
Duane Barney died at his home in Ludlow suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage, 6 April, 1904 (age 67). He was buried in Ludlow's Pleasant View cemetery. "One precious to our hearts has gone, The voice we loved is stilled, the place made vacant in our home can never more be filled; Our father in this wisdom called, the one his love has given; And though on earth the body lies, the Soul is safe in Heaven."
1. Ada Josephine Barney, b. Ludlow, Vt., 16 March, 1869. She m. in Ludlow, Vt., 11 March, 1890, William C. Chapman (b. Cavendish, Vt., 8 March, 1867, son of Clark H. & Ellen M. (Sherwin) Chapman.
Courtesy of Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College.
St. Albans Daily Messenger
April 8, 1905
Duane C. Barney
Duane C. Barney died suddenly Thursday morning of cerebral hemorrhage, at his home in Ludlow. He was apparently in his usual health the night before and rose early, as was his custom, to prepare breakfast for his invalid wife. When she rose she found him unconscious on the floor in front of a mirror where he had evidently been combing his hair.
The deceased was 67 years old, a native of Shrewsbury, and his wife, whom he married forty-one years ago, survives him. One daughter also survives , Mrs. William Chapman, whose home is in Rochester, Mich. He had lived in Ludlow the greater part of his life where he was engaged in the marble business.
Mr. Barney was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting in Co. I, 7th Vt. Vols., February 28, promoted to corporal July 3 of the same year and mustered out on account of disability October 21 of the same autumn. This season he notable for the great amount of illness in the regiment and Corporal Barney's discharge was on that account. He probably took part in the siege of Vicksburg in June and July and the engagement of Baton Rouge August 5.
Submitted by Tom Boudreau.