Civil War Service of George, Alexander and John Barclay, an Overview..

This page will cover the posts written on this blog about the Civil War service of George A. Barclay, his brother Alexander Barclay and their father John Barclay.

I am creating pages for each family grouping to help make it easier to find the posts written about that family. This will make it easier to find study the information and I highly recommend that you do that and not just jump around.  Please read the posts carefully it is important.  Always feel free to ask me questions and request copies of original documents or suggest updates for genealogy always changes as new information comes to light.

Blogs are not the best for doing searches and can be confusing.  As the author I sort of know what is going on.  I have made copies of my posts and put them into a Word.doc so I can search it and I have a Table of Contents of the posts making it easier for me to find things.

There are three ways to search this blog:
  1.  Use the Archive Box on the right side of the blog and find the month and year and click and it will give you a listing of posts written during that time.  So if you use the dates below you can find the post you are looking for and see it in sequence.  Blogs go from past dates to present so they are backwards from a book.
  2. Use the Search box on the right of this blog to search using key words like a person’s name, the location, topics like Mayflower etc.
  3. Seek out the Categories which I have tried to organize by surname, cemeteries, locations and subjects.  The list is auto alphabetical within the grouping, so you need to scroll looking for what you want.  There is a number next to the category telling you approximately how many posts that the category.  It may not find all references to the keyword you are using, although I strive to be careful and diligent.
  4. Blogs are backwards from a book, so the oldest posts are the first. So you could technically go back to the beginning and go forward through the blog.  I strive to do the genealogy in a chronological manner but not always for this is also a story about their lives and family connections make it very complicated. When I start writing about a family, I do a summary post of the family of a specific couple listing their children and then try to follow it with more detailed posts about the children and their families if it works within the concept of the blog.  If you see revisiting in the title it means I have found new information or am going back to that person or couple and adding more detail.


 The Civil War service posts written on this blog that cover the Civil War Service of

George Angus Barclay, his brother Alexander Barclay and their father John Barclay. 

Table of Contents for posts published

George Angus Barclay’s Civil War Service:

  • The Civil War and Minnesota! May 29, 2010
  • George A. Barclay and Sherman? June 8, 2010
  • Civil War Service for George, June 15, 2010
  • A Study of the 9th Regiment – Minnesota, June 25, 2010
  • The Role of the Wagoner! July 3, 2010
  • After the War George and Alexander Try Farming! August 19, 2010
  • George Barclay Seeks His Civil War Pension! July 15, 2012
  • Comparing the 4th and the 9th Regiments, July 26, 2010
  • Over the Fence News: June 2, 1894 – Pine River Events: G.A.R., coming of the RR & Robbery at Jenkins, November 1, 20102
  • George Applies Again for his Civil War Pension! May 30, 2013
  • Amarilla tries for George’s Civil War Pension 1898, April 14, 2014
  • G.A.R. Records Lost for Pap Thomas Post – 1911, June 19, 2015
  • Amarilla tries again for George’s Civil War Pension – 1916 to 1919, February 13, 2016
  • One Last and final try for George Barclay’s Civil War Pension, March 17, 2016
  • Heir Mail article honoring George A. Barclay, Civil War Soldier, Mary 12, 2016

Alexander Barclay’s Civil War Service:

  • Brother Alexander Barclay’s Civil War Service, July 11, 2010
  • A Study of the 4th Regiment for Minnesota, July 18, 2010
  • Comparing the 4th and the 9th Regiments, July 26, 2010
  • Catching Up with Alexander Barclay: Dakota County MN, March 22, 2012
  • 1890: Alexander Barclay, Awarded Civil War Pension! April 7, 2012

John Barclay’s Civil War Service:

  • John Barclay Joins the Fight! August 7, 2010
  • The 1890 Census and Veterans Schedules – John Barclay, Feb. 25, 2012
  • Rejected Claim: John Barclay’s Civil War Pension! March 11, 2012