Biography of Warren W. Barnum
Monroe County, MI Biographies

WARREN W. BARNUM was a member of the 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 15th Army Corps, enlisting at Camp Dennison in Co. B, 47th Ohio Vol. Inf., June 15, 1881, and re-enlisted at Cleveland, Tenn., in February, 1864. At the battle of Atlanta, July 28, 1864, he was captured and sent to Andersonville, where he remained until exchanged by special order in September, 1864. He was mastered out at Camp Dennison August 13, 1865. He was born in Cayuga county, N. Y., February 27, 1845, and came to Ecorse the same year with his parents, Van Rensselaer and Charity (Smith) Barnum. In 1859 he removed to Flat Rock, where, April 4, 1885, he married Mary L., daughter of Andrew J. and Lydia A. (Baxter) Reeves, and widow of Wm. H. Baker, who died at Fort Gaines October 15, 1864. Her children are: Clara D. Baker (wife of George E. Ash, of the Detroit police), born Aug. 13, 1862; Anna Barnum, born Nov. 6, 1866; Lily A., born Sept. 14, 1871; Wellington, born Nov. 6, 1875; Floyd, born June 6, 1879.

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Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
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