Swinton W. Barber
After the war, Swinton Barber and his wife Mary, moved to Pike County, Mississippi and raised their
family of 5 boys and 2 girls. He died on December 5, 1883 near Magnolia, Pike Co., Miss. and was
buried in the James Little Cemetery near East Fork, Miss.
(Courtsey of Joseph D. Barber, Tallassee,
Cornelius "Neal" Strahan, Jr.
John Bradley Larkin
John Bradley Larkin was born on September 28, 1837 in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. He
lived in the area of Rocky Mount, Bossier Parish, Louisiana and occupation was that
of a farmer. He had not married up to the outbreak of the War Between the States.
After the outbreak of the war, John joined the 9th Louisiana Infantry Volunteer
Regiment, enlisting in Company D, Bossier Volunteers and sworn into Confederate
service at Camp Moore, La. on July 7, 1861. He was 24 years of age at the time of his
enlistment as a Private.
Private Larkin was involved in most of the engagements of the 9th Louisiana Infantry
and was captured at the Battle of Rappahannock River, November 7, 1863. He was
sent to Union Prisoner of War Camp at Pt. Lookout, Maryland and remained there
until he was exchanged on March 10, 1864.
After the surrender of his Regiment in 1865, Private Larkin requested and was
granted transportation, from the Union Provost Marshall, to Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Instead of returning to Louisiana, John remained in Fredericksburg and married Sophronia
Williams of Fredericksburg, Va. He became a member of the Police Department of
Fredericksburg and raised his family.
John and Sophronia were married for 53 years and raised 5 children. Private John Bradley
Larkin died January 17, 1919 in Fredericksburg, Va. at the age of 81.
(Courtesy of Winnie Boothe, Potomac, Maryland)
1st Lt. William Magee
William Magee enlisted in the Washington Rifles Volunteers in May, 1861 as a
Third Corporal of the unit and was responsible for the 105 men in the first
encampment at Half Moon Bluff in the Bogue Chitto.
In the second week of June, 1861, the Washington Rifles marched to Camp
Moore and on June 14, 1861 were mustered into State service. On July 7, 1861,
the unit was transferred and mustered into Confederate service and placed
in the 9th Louisiana Infantry Regiment and designated Company I.
William Magee was Third Sergeant and on August 17, 1862, promoted to
Leiutenant. Lt. Magee was wounded at Chantilly, Sept. 11, 1862 and again at
Mary's Heights at Fredericksburg in May, 1863. Lt. Magee resigned his
commission October 18, 1863 due to the wounds that he had received.
William Magee returned to Louisiana and served the Confederate cause in a
civilian capacity through the remainder of the war.
After the War of Northern Agression, Lt. Magee married Vanda Collins and
raised a family in the land that he so proudly defended.

(Courtesy of Charles O. Webb, II, GGGrandson, Shreveport, La.
Unknown Soldier of Company G, 9th La. Infantry Regiment. Photo taken after end of war.
Possibly an Officer. No name on photo, just that photo made in Temple, Texas. Anyone
knowing identity of this Soldier, please advise.

From the Collection of Steve Muckala, Newalla, Oklahoma