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army officer

Rufus Barringer, American army officer. member North Carolina Assembly (Whig), 1848, appointed captain 1st North Carolina Cavalry, 1861, served in Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

Background

Barringer, Rufus was born on December 2, 1821 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States. Son of Paul Barringer.

Education

Graduated from the University North Carolina, 1842.

Career

Admitted to North Carolina bar, practiced in Concord, 1845. Member North Carolina Assembly (Whig), 1848, appointed captain 1st North Carolina Cavalry, 1861, served in Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Participated in battles of Peninsular campaign, 2d Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.

Promoted major, 1863, also lieutenant colonel. Promoted colonel, brigadier general, 1864. Led brigade in General W.H.F. Lee’s cavalry div.

1864-1865; assisted in Lee’s retreat from Richmond, 1865. Practiced in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1865-1884. Joined Republican Party in North Carolina, active in politics.

Delegate North Carolina Constitutional Convention, 1875. Unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor North Carolina, 1880.

Membership

Member North Carolina Assembly (Whig), 1848, appointed captain 1st North Carolina Cavalry, 1861, served in Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

Connections

Married 1st, Eugenia Morrison, 1854. Married second, Rosalie Chunn.

father:
Paul Barringer. Barringer

spouses:
Eugenia Morrison

Rosalie Chunn