BARNES, ANDREW BLACK (1839 ~ 1921). Andrew Black Barnes was born in Pennsylvania in 1839. It is uncertain when Barnes enlisted in the Confederate Army, but he joined the Missouri State Guards as a private.
According to his Confederate Pension Application, Barnes said he served the Confederacy for four years. At some point, it appears Barnes was promoted to Captain in Wood's Battalion of the Missouri Cavalry, part of Marmaduke's Division. No muster rolls of this unit are known to exist. It is possible Barnes participated in battles at Vicksburg, Mississippi, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and Jenkin's Ferry.
Located within Andrew Barnes' Confederate Pension request was a signed affidavit from a witness, John Moore. Moore relates the following:
"He was a gallant officer and had the confidence and respect of his superior officers. He was wounded several times, but he was always back in the service as soon as he was able to ride. I went to see him up on the Arkansas River, in the summer of 1864 when he had been shot through the right thigh, and his horse had been killed at the same time. The next time I met him was on the Price raid in Missouri..." "...Captain Barnes was employed as a scout along the border a great deal of the time, often with Coleman's Regiment, and was attached to Gen. Marmaduke's Division, to which I also belonged."
Andrew Barnes claimed he was not on duty at the time of surrender and was therefore never discharged. Barnes married a woman named Callie on December 15, 1870 in Carroll, Arkansas. They moved to Texas in 1910 and lived in Denison, Texas, where Barnes applied for his pension. At that time, he listed his profession as a merchandiser. It is believed they had more than one child although only the initials of one child are known. E.A. Barnes, their son, lived in Waco, Texas, where Callie Barnes eventually died. Callie Barnes went to visit "her children" in California, when for a brief time her widow's pension was revoked.
Andrew Barnes entered the Confederate Men's Home on December 15, 1920, and his immediate past residence was Waco, where it is assumed his wife remained. His listed profession was a cattleman and his religious preference was Christian. Andrew Black Barnes died December 12, 1921, and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery the next day.
Information taken from Barnes's Confederate Pension Application, Callie Barnes's Widow's Application for Pension, Confederate Home Roster, death certificate, the National Park Service website at itd.nps.gov, and www.missouridivision-scv.org.