Flavel Clingan Barber (1830-1864)

Birth: January, 30 1830; Mifflinburg, Union County, Pennsylvania

 Death: May 15, 1864 (age 34); Atlanta Campaign

 Military service: CSA, 1861-64

 Unit: 3rd Tennessee Regiment "Clark's Regiment"

 Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1850)

 Flavel Clingan Barber, a wealthy land owner and the eighth child of Thomas Barner and Elizabeth Clingan entered Dickinson in 1848 as a junior.  While attending Dickinson he was a member of the Union Philosophical Society and graduated with the class of 1850.

After graduation Barber moved to Pulaski, Tennessee where he attended Giles College.  In 1860 he took a position as principal in Pulaski where he met his wife Mary paine Abernathy. When the war began Barber helped raise the 3rd Tennessee Infantry which consisted of 10 companies, and on May 15, 1861, before the company left Flavel and Mary were married.

Although northern-born, Barber joined the Confederate States Army as a captain of Co. K .  He was captured at the Battle of Donelson and imprisoned at Camp Chase & Johnson's Island, Ohio.  After his exchange on September 16th, 1862 he was reelected Captain of Co. A and later promoted to Major on December 19th, 1864.  Barber fought in the bombardment of Port Hudson, the Battle of Raymond, the siege of Jackson, Mississippi and the Battle of Missionary Ridge.  Barber was severely wounded during the charge of May 14, 1864 at the Battle of Resaca, georgia and died the next morning.

More information about other Dickinson war casualties can be found through the online project "In Remembrance" (see link for related entries below).

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