[image ALT: Much of my site will be useless to you if you've got the images turned off!]
Bill Thayer

[image ALT: Cliccare qui per una pagina di aiuto in Italiano.]

[Link to a series of help pages]
[Link to the next level up]
[Link to my homepage]
This site is not affiliated with the US Military Academy.
[decorative delimiter]

 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Seth M. Barton

(Ap'd Va.)


Seth Maxwell Barton: Born Sep. 8, 1829, Fredericksburg, VA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1845, to July 1, 1849, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1849.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1849‑50; on frontier duty

(Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, Apr. 19, 1850)

at Las Vegas, N. M., 1850, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1851, — Ft. Inge, Tex., 1851, — Ft. Lincoln, Tex., 1851, — detached service, 1851‑53, — Ft. Terrett,

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, June 1, 1853)

Tex., 1853, — Ft. Clark, Tex., 1853, — convoying train to Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1853‑54, — Ft. Clark, Tex., 1854‑55, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1855, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1855‑57, — as Adjutant, 1st Infantry, May 1, 1855, to Oct. 31, 1857, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1857, — Ft. Lancaster, Tex., 1857, — Scouting against Comanche Indians, 1857, being engaged in a Skirmish on the North Fork of Concho River, Tex., Feb. 13, 1857, — and Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1857‑58; on leave of absence, 1858‑60; and on frontier

(Captain, 1st Infantry, Oct. 31, 1857)

duty at Ft. Cobb, I. T., 1860‑61, — and march to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1861.

Resigned, June 11, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

Died April 11, 1900, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 71.

Buried, Fredericksburg Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record; the Find-a‑Grave page linked above provides a summary of it.

[image ALT: Valid HTML 4.01.]

Page updated: 5 Nov 13