Biography of Alexander A. Barclay
Eureka, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Alexander A. Barclay was born in Hartford, Connecticut, 1843. Came to Minnesota with his brother at the age of twelve years and settled in Scott county. In 1861, he enlisted in Company C, First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, and at the expiration of the ninety day's term, re-enlisted in Company C, Fourth Minnesota, serving in the army of the Tennessee through the war, participated in the leading battles of that army, among which were the siege at Vicksburg, Atlanta, and on the "March to the sea." His command took part in the grand review at Washington in June, 1865, and was finally mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, in July of that year. Mr. Barclay returned to Scott county, and in 1872, removed to his present home in Eureka township.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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