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Barker, Edwin W.
EDWIN W. BARKER. Born in St. Johnsbury, and son of Capt. Barnabas Barker. Enlisted at the age of forty-seven years, Sept. 18, 1861. Commis?sioned Captain of Company E, 6th Regiment, October 9, 1861, and was mustered into United States service October 15, 1861. Capt. Barker rendered efficient service in enlisting men to fill the ranks of Company E. A large number of men from St. Johnsbury volunteered and joined this Company, many of them residents of St. Johnsbury Centre and its vicinity, and the appointment of Capt. Barker as the leader of Company E met their approbation. While in the service Capt. Barker and his Company took an ac tive and honorable part in several of the severest conflicts of the war?Lee's Mills, Williamsburg, Burkittsville, Antietam and Fredericksburg. Captain B. resigned, and was honorably discharged from the United States service February 8, 1863. Capt. Barnabas Barker, father of Capt. Edwin W., was a soldier of the Revolutionary war, and one of the early settlers of St. Johnsbury.