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Barr, Hanson (Civil War Record)


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 7/13/2010 at 15:43:32

American Civil War Soldiers
about Hanson Barr
Name: Hanson Barr
Enlistment Date: 6 Nov 1861
Side Served: Union
State Served: Ohio
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 6 November 1861 at the age of 26.
Enlisted in Company C, 68th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 13 Dec 1861.
Mustered Out Company C, 68th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 10 Jul 1865 at Louisville, KY.
Sources: 17

Newspaper Article about Civil War Veteran, Hanson Barr:

Akron Register Tribune


There are few persons here who are familiar with the facts of the following
paragraph, but the greater majority have never heard of the remarkable and
interesting episode in which Hanson Barr, an Akron veteran of the Civil War,
was the prominent figure. In that favorite soldiers' paper, the National
Tribune, there is being published a history of the Sixty
eighth Ohio regiment, of which Mr. Barr was a member. Such incidents remind
us that there were men in our regiment who were first and foremost in
putting into practice any scheme to molest the enemy. Of Hanson Barr a
member, of Co. C, I will make a Special mention. Comrade Barr served on
detached duty with the Third Division Engineers, and to him was given the
credit of devising and constructing two mortars, made from sweet-gum log.
These wooden guns were placed in convenient locations in the trenches and
proved to be of service in tossing shells over the enemy's breastworks at
short range which must have created consternation in the enemy's ranks. I am
credibly informed that one of these wooden guns is still on exhibition at
the Smithsonian Institute in the city of Washington, D.C.


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