Francis Barber (Colonel)

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Francis Barber
Born 1750
Died 1783 (aged 33)
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Continental Army
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War

Francis Barber (1750–1783) was a Colonel in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He served in the Sullivan Expedition and at the Siege of Yorktown with the 3rd New Jersey Regiment. Barber was wounded at the Battle of Monmouth and then again at the Battle of Newton. He was killed in New Windsor, New York, where the army was camped in 1783, when a tree that was being cut fell on him as he was riding his horse to dine with George Washington in Newburgh, New York.[1]


  1. ^ Marquis Who's Who, Inc. Who Was Who in American History, the Military. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1975. ISBN 0837932017 OCLC 657162692

External links

  • Guide to the Francis Barber (1750-1783), Revolutionary War Officer Orderly Book 1779, New Jersey Historical Society, Retrieved June 16, 2009
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