John D. Barncastle (John1 PA), 5th CA Infantry, Co E., Sgt, Invalid Pension; enlisted Nov 1861 in Southern Calif, age 29.Disability called a "rupture".
Unit E was raised at Camp Lathan, Southern CA, Feb 1862.Served at Ft. Barrett, Ft. Yuma, Ft. Bowie, Crook's Canon New Mexico July 1863, Gila River Expedition, AZ, Ft. Goodwin, Expedition to Pinal Mountains.Ordered to Las Cruces NM Oct. 8, 1864.Mustered out Nov-Dec 1864.
James B. Castle, 3rd CO Cavalry, Co I.,Private.No other info on him, might be a Barneycastle, might not (there was a James, brother of William Thomas-William Thomas ended up in CO, no info on James).
George Frederick Barnacastle (Francis3, Frederick2, Frederick1 MD, 3rd Regt IL Cavalry & MO Cavalry, Co C,Private, Invalid Pension Files, Widow Pension; Enlisted Sept 1861 at Quincy IL, wounded severely at Battle of Hallsville/Mt Zion, MO.Mustered out in 1865 at Little Rock, AR.Disabled for life, physical description: 5'8 1/2", dark hair, brown eyes, light complexion.
George Washington Barneycastle (George W.4, Beverly3, Edmund1 NC), 3rd Regt IL, Co F (Co I on rosters, Co F in pension file), under Capt Samuel Shelenberger, Invalid Pension files, Widow Pension.Enlisted March 8, 1865, age 21, at Mt Sterling, IL.Mustered out Oct 10, 1865, Ft Snelling MN.Physical description: 5'7", light hair, grey eyes, light complexion.
Note:these are two different Georges, one from the Bertie family and one from the Forsyth family, both served in the same unit though different companies.Both became invalids.I wonder if they knew of each other?Their unit fought in the battles of Pea Ridge, Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, and the seige of Vicksburg.
Charles C. Barnacastle (Samuel4, Beverly3, Beverly2, Edmund1), 2nd Regt Co. A, NC Infantry, enlisted Oct 1863 in Bertie Co, appointed 1st Lt, discharged May 1864 due to disability, not war related.
Note: this unit was considered traitors by the Confederate North Carolinians.Many in this unit began the war as Confederates and deserted to this unit.The Confederates nicknamed them "buffalos", a derogatory term, though the exact meaning has been lost.This isn't the same as the Buffalo soldiers of the Indian wars in later years, who were called that because they were black.The 2nd Regt was in charge of the defense of New Bern from Nov 1863-April 1864.During this period Hooker tried to retake New Bern and failed, but he captured 400 soldiers.All of the deserters captured were court martialed and hung, and this was put before a board of inquiry after the war.It had the effect of terrorizing the remaining soldiers, and they were no longer effective in the war effort, and had to be sidelined from then on.
This ends all the information I've gathered about the Civil War service of Barneycastles on the Union side.If anyone has anything to add to this, please post your comments or new information.My next posting will be the Confederate side, and it's huge.