Flavel Clingan Barber (Dickinson Chronicles)

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John Osborne and James W. Gerencser, eds., “Flavel Clingan Barber,” Dickinson Chronicles, http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/encyclo/b/ed_barberF.htm.
Born on January 30, 1830 near Mifflinburg in Union County, Pennsylvania, Flavel Barber entered Dickinson in 1848 as a junior.  He was a member of the Union Philosophical Society and graduated with the class of 1850, receiving his bachelor of arts degree.

After graduation, Barber moved to Pulaski, Tennessee and took the position as principal of an academy there.  He was also admitted to the Tennessee bar.

Although northern-born, Barber joined the Confederate States Army as a captain; he was later promoted to major in the Third Tennessee Division.  He was taken prisoner in February 1862 at Fort Donelson and was exchanged in September of that year.  He was later killed during the Atlanta campaign in May 1864.
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