- Full Citation: "Letters and Diary of John Lympus Barnett," ed. James Barnett, Indiana Magazine of History 23, no. 3 (September 1927): 333-364.
- Home: Hamilton County (Cicero)
- Years: 1862-1863
- Regiment: 39th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. B
- Abstract: Barnett (1830-1863) wrote letters to his family and also kept a short diary. He did not see action, and was transferred to a hospital in Nashville in December 1862. He died of apparent heart disease after being released home on
disability. Article includes an image of Barnett.
- Sample Text:
- "I was down in bathing yest[erday] evening with several others and we had quite a conversation with a rebel across the river." (Bridgeport, Al., July 12, 1862)
- "I often think of you [his sister Mary] and all and wish that I could meet you all again And hope that some time we may. But the war is not over and only 15 months of our time is out. How much is to come we know not. We only know what has passed. I can only think of home. And but for those at home I might feel less like serving my country. And I am glad whilst in my tent writing and the rain falling heavily on it that I can almost forget that I am away from those I love most."(Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 17, 1862)
- LC Subject Headings:
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 39th (1861-1863)