Barber, Flavel Clingan

Flavel C. Barber was a Pennsylvanian who fought for the Confederacy. He was an officer in the 3d Tennessee Infantry who was captured at Fort Donelson, held as a prisoner of war, paroled and served again until his death during the Atlanta campaign in 1864. Barber's wartime journals have recently been published. He graduated from Dickinson College in 1850.
Life Span
to
Dickinson Connection
Class of 1850
Full name
Flavel Clingan Barber
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Estimated
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Free State
Education
Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Other
Other Education
Giles College
Occupation
Military
Educator
Military
Confederate Army

Flavel Clingan Barber (Dickinson Chronicles)

Scholarship
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.
John Osborne and James W. Gerencser, eds., “Flavel Clingan Barber,” Dickinson Chronicles, http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/encyclo/b/ed_barberF.htm.
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