Rufus Barringer


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(1821–95) Confederate army officer, born in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. As a captain in the 1st North Carolina Cavalry, he served in the Peninsular, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg (all 1862), and Chancellorsville (1863) campaigns. As a brigadier general, he received Gen. Robert E. Lee's compliments for a rout at Reams Station (1864). During the war, Barringer participated in seventy-six actions, had two horses shot from under him, and was wounded three times.


From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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