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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1878

Vol. III
p299
2730

(Born Ind.)

John T. Barnett

(Ap'd Ind.)

14

Born near Danville, IN.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1873, to June 13, 1878, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Cavalry, June 14, 1878.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Oct. 1 to Nov. 25, 1878; on sick leave, Nov. 25, 1878, to Jan. 2, 1883; on frontier duty at Ft. Brown, Tex., to May 26, 1883; and on sick leave of absence, to Aug. 10, 1886.

Retired from Active Service, Aug. 10, 1886,
for Disability incurred in Line of Duty.

Vol. IV
p297
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

(Colonel, 159th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, May 12, 1898)

— Commanding the 159th Indiana Volunteer Infantry from May 12 to Nov. 23, 1898. — Assigned in orders to command the 1st Brigade, 2d  p298 Division, 2d Army Corps, about May 28, 1898, and commanded Brigade till about July 4, 1898; also commanded 2d Division, 2d Army Corps, about 10 days during said time.

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, Nov. 23, 1898)

Civil History. — Manufacturer, 2001 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Ind.

Vol. V
p274
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer; Assistant Inspector-General, I. N. G., with rank of Major, from the fall of 1892 to sometime in 1895.

Civil History. — In mercantile business in Piqua, photo, from March, 1894, till Jan., 1899; in manufacturing business in Indianapolis, from Jan., 1899, till about 1904; now in the real estate business in Indianapolis. — Residence, 2001 North Delaware street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Vol. VI
p252
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(John Thomas Barnett, Born Sep. 2, 1851.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 5th Cavalry, June 14, 1878.

Second Lieut., U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 10, 1886,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Colonel, 159th Indiana Vol. Infantry, May 12, 1898.

Honorably Mustered Out, Nov. 23, 1898.

Major, Assist. Inspector-General, Indiana National Guard, 1893‑95.

Lieut.‑Col., Assist. Insp.‑General, Ind. National Guard, 1899‑1903.

Civil History. — Practiced law in Danville, Ind., 1887‑1892; President and General Manager of Barnett Hardware Co., Piqua, Ohio, February, 1894, to March, 1899; at Indianapolis, Ind., in real estate, loan and insurance business, since 1910.

Vol. VII
p150
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Second Lieutenant, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 10, 1886,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Civil History: — Practiced law in Danville, Ind., 1887‑1892; President and General Manager of Barnett Hardware Co., Piqua, Ohio, Feb., 1894, to Mar., 1899; at Indianapolis, Ind., in real estate, loan and insurance business, since 1910. President of the Military Order Foreign Wars, also President of the Sons of Revolution and Chairman of the Military Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, all of Indianapolis, Ind.

Vol. VIII
p55
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

2d Lt., Ret., Aug. 10, 1886.

Died, Feb. 17, 1935, at Indianapolis, Ind.: Aged 83.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1936.º


Thayer's Note:

a In Col. Barnett's AOG obituary, his birthplace is given as "on a farm twenty miles west of Indianapolis, Indiana." Danville, where he practiced law immediately after retiring from the Army, fits that distance perfectly.


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