50th Anniversary Civil War Encampment
Note: In addition to the Barrington Hills Civil War Encampment in 2007, a local author, Gerry Barry, has assembled a significant record of local Civil War Veterans. Please read the summary of material, all of which can be located at the Barrington Area Library.
Update News for 150th Civil War Anniversary
As of 2011, the Village of Barrington Hills is reviewing the material available for events and education related to the Barrington Township Civil War History. Search for news and events and watch the Calendar. The Barrington Historical Museum is hosting regular events where residents can learn more over the next several years, reliving the 150 year old history.
Civil War Memorial in Barrington Hills
with names of those who served from the local area.
Photo Courtesy of Nancy Schumm 2011
The Barrington Area Library has generously shared new online links to Mr. Barry's articles as of July 7, 2011. The full reference takes a while to load. Individual links were provided to facilitate faster downloads.
This is the new link to the full page:
These are the individual links:
2007Barrington Hills Event
Event Leadership: Administrator Robert Kosin
Photos: Courtesy of Beth Mallen
Civil War Encampment
Pre Civil War Lincoln Douglas Debates 1858
Civil War Encampment
Drum and Fife on battlefield
Union Cavalry with Infantry in foreground
Soldiers shooting to the drum beat
Lull in fighting
Lady rider on the scene
Soldier with local women at the site
Fife Player after day's battle
Civil War era musician
Guitarist in camp
Soldier trained owl
Post Civil War Mary Todd Lincoln in mourning
Actors in camp - Post Civil War Mary Todd Lincoln in mourning
Residents view vintage rifles, bayonets and gear
Trustee Julie McKevitt, Douglas and Lincoln actors and Trustee Walter E. Smithe
Civil War Era cannon demonstration
Soldier actors regale the residents with stories
Drum and Fife entertainment
Douglas and Lincoln actors with military representative
Barringtonians in the Civil War
Written and compiled by Gerald Barry
Gerry Barry, a member of the Northern Illinois Civil War Round Table, has completed extensive research on Barrington’s involvement in the Civil War. Combing through records for names of soldiers who enlisted at Miller’s Grove Methodist Church in Barrington Hills, Barry found the names of 179 local residents who participated in the Civil War.
Further research added details about their regiments, companies, ranks, muster-in dates, and more. By tracing their paths, Barry was able to put together details about the Civil War experiences of local residents.
The role of Barringtonians in the Civil War.
The List of Residents in the Civil War.
Barringtonians killed or deceased during the Civil War.
Civil War Veterans buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
Photographs of Memorials.