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Barnard C. Gardner

Barnard C. Gardner was born in Lenox, New York. He was a carpenter by trade. He enlisted at Babylon, New York on August 24, 1861 in Company H, 1st Regiment U.S. Sharp Shooters. He was 19 years old. At his enlistment, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall and had grey eyes and brown hair. He was mustered out of service September 15, 1864. His Muster Roll Record is presented below (following photograph). After the war, he joined the Grand Army of the Republic (Post #372) in Addison, New York. Photograph and information submitted by Barnard C. Gardner's great great grandson David Moore.

B. C. Gardner in 1863 Barnard C. Gardner in 1890
Photo at left: this photo was taken in the Spring of 1863 near Falmouth, Virginia. Seated on the right is Sergeant Barnard C. Gardner, 1st Regiment, Company H, 1st USSS Berdan Sharpshooters. He is dressed in the dark green of the Sharpshooters and wearing a campaign hat with a 3rd Corps insignia badge. The sergeant on the left, wearing blue, is unidentified. The cavalry dispatch rider standing behind Barnard is his cousin, Charles Bort.

Photo at right: In this reunion picture from Philadelphia dated 1890, Barnard is standing on the right next to two other gentlemen. The tall figure in the center, although unidentified, is a Pennsylvania Bucktail (note the hat). Barnard was an honorary member of the Bucktails.

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