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Name:Randolph J. Barton
Affiliation:Class of 1864
Biography & Genealogy:Randolph J. Barton, Class of 1864: Born- April 24, 1844. Matriculated from Winchester, Va. At VMI 1 year. Military Career: Left as guard at VMI in April, 1861. Joined Co. C, 33rd Va. as drill master. Sergeant Major of regiment on July 6, 1861. WIA at First Manassas and First Kernstown. Captured in later battle. Held at Ft. Delaware, De. Exchanged on August 12, 1862, and joined Co. K, 2nd Va., on Oct. 1, 1862. Brigadier General Paxton requested Randolph for his Assistant Adjutant General on March 28, 1863. Appointed to Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant General on April 30, 1863. WIA at Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. Rejoined on Sept., 1863. Assistant Adjutant General for Brigadier Generals Walker and Terry. WIA at Spotsylvania on May 12, 1864. Appointed cadet from 10th Congressional District of Va. on Feb. 10, 1865. One of 3 staff officers sent through lines at Appomattox, on April 9, 1865, to request for cessation of hostilities. Paroled at Appomattox as Captain, Assistant Adjutant General, Early's Division. To Baltimore, Md., in August of 1866. Practiced several years with Col. C.A. Marshall, formerly of General Lee's staff. Post War Record: Lawyer. Married Agnes P Kirkland in 1868. Speaker at VMI graduation in 1912. Episcopalian. Died- March 15, 1921, in Baltimore, Md.
Photograph:No digital image available
Additional Online Resources:Family Papers