Beyond fine condition overall, this wonderful uniform coat is adorned with New York Staff and General Officer buttons (NY218) and a near mint set of Brigadier General’s straps. Barton was promoted to Brigadier General by Brevet on March 13, 1865 and confirmed July 19, 1867.
The 48th New York Infantry was organized at Brooklyn, NY and mustered in for three years service on September 10, 1861, under the command of Col. James H. Perry.
The regiment was attached to Viele’s 1st Brigade, Sherman’s South Carolina Expeditionary Corps, to April 1862. Fort Pulaski, Georgia,X Corps, Department of the South, to May 1863. St. Helena Island, South Carolina, X Corps, to June 1863. 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, South Carolina, to July 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Morris Island, South Carolina, to August 1863. St. Augustine, Florida, to October 1863. District of Hilton Head, South Carolina, to January 1864. Barton’s Brigade, District of Hilton Head, South Carolina, to February 1864. Barton’s Brigade, District of Florida, February 1864. Barton’s Brigade, Ames’ Division, District of Florida, to April 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, X Corps, Army of the James, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, to May 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, XVIII Corps, to June 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, X Corps, to December 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, XXIV Corps, to January 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Terry’s Provisional Corps, Department of North Carolina, to March 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, X Corps, Department of North Carolina, to July 1865. Department of North Carolina to August 1865. The 48th New York Infantry mustered out of service on August 16, 1865.
26 years old. Enlisted on 7/24/1861 at Brooklyn, NY as a Lieut Colonel. On 8/21/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff 48th New York Infantry and he was Mustered Out on 12/31/1861 He was listed as: Wounded 6/1/1864 Cold Harbor, VA Promotions: Colonel 6/18/1862; Brig-General 3/13/1865 by Brevet (For Fort Wagner, SC 07/18/1863) Other Information: Born in 1835 in Woodbridge, NJ; died 6/13/1891 in New York City, NY