Barton, Ira McLaughlin, 1840-1876
- Existence: 1840 - 1876
Ira M. Barton (1840-1876.) Attended Dartmouth for one year as a member of the class of 1862. Barton left Dartmouth to enlist in the Union Army becoming Captain of Co. E of the NH 5th Volunteers and later Lt. Col. of the 1st. Regiment of New Hampshire Heavy Artillery. After leaving the army Barton became a lawyer, first in Arkansas and later with his father in New Hampshire.
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Four-page letter from Daniel P. Cilley at camp near Port Hudson, Louisiana to Ira McLaughlin Barton in which he outlines formation, personnel, and early history of 8th New Hampshire Infantry, of which he was chaplain.
Twelve-page letter from Horace B. Allis in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Lt. Col. Ira McL. Barton, in which he furnishes Barton with his recollections of the battle of Pine Bluff, October 25, 1863. Includes cover letter from Allis of same date.
Ira M. Barton (1840-1876.) Army officer and attorney. Includes professional and personal correspondence as well as military records.
"A History of the First Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry." Historical sketch of the 1st N.H. Volunteers, together with covering letter for the same, both print, both printed in Vol. 1 of the "Report of the Adjutant General of New Hampshire" for 1865. Printed version varies somewhat from the manuscript.
Letter from Joseph Carter Abbott in St. Augustine, Florida to Ira M. Barton in Newport, New Hampshire, transmitting his history of the 7th New Hampshire Volunteers, together with rosters of Companies A-K and election returns, Company C-H and J. Thomas A. Henderson assissted in writing the history, and the last part may be in his hand.
Letters from Ransom R. Wheeler in South Carolina ti Ira M. Barton, talking about operations in the vicinity of Charleston, South Carolina and comments on Black troops. Also requests Barton's aid in a bounty matter.
Letters from Sumner F. Hurd to Ira M. Barton, describing life in 5th New Hampshire Volunteers, noting those killed and wounded at Battle of Frederickburg. Includes list of all casualties in Co. E as of January 1863. Two of the letters are signed Sumner.
The collection contains financial records and a few general orders relating to the 28th Infantry Div., stationed in Arkansas. Many items signed by, or addressed to, Ira M. Barton.