General Rufus Clay Barringer

General Rufus Clay Barringer

Male 1821 - 1895

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  • Title  General 
    Born  02 Dec 1821  Cabarrus County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  03 Feb 1895  Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Rufus Barringer was a lawyer in Concord, North Carolina, before volunteering when the War Between the States began in April 1861. By war's end, he had risen to general and was an honored prisoner of war, captured by Yankees wearing Confederate uniforms. In federal custody, he met President Lincoln. A modest if forceful cavalry general, Barringer kept a short diary from 1 April to 8 August 1865 covering innumerable war subjects in choppy sentences with odd abbreviations.

      He had two children, Paul and Anna, by his first wife, who was a sister-in-law to General Stonewall Jackson and General D. H. Hill. Paul was later the Chairman of the Faculty at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. General Barringer took Alex Long with him and paid his board and sent him to school in Concord.
    Person ID  I893  Benbow Family and Allied Lines
    Last Modified  25 May 2008 

    Family 1  Eugenia Morrison,   d. 1858 
    Married  1854 
    Notes 
    • two children, Paul and Anna
    Children 
     1. Paul Barringer
     2. Anna Barringer
    Last Modified  25 May 2008 
    Family ID  F333  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Rosalie Chunn,   d. 1864 
    Married  1861 
    Children 
     1. Rufus Clay Barringer, Jr.
    Last Modified  25 May 2008 
    Family ID  F334  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Margaret Taylor "Mag" Long 
    Married  1870 
    Children 
     1. Osmond Long Barringer,   b. 1878,   d. 1961
    Last Modified  25 May 2008 
    Family ID  F332  Group Sheet

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    Brigadier General Rufus Clay Barringer, US Confederate Army
    Brigadier General Rufus Clay Barringer, US Confederate Army


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