Barnhart Kline III -
Barnhart Kline III was born to Barnhart Kline Jr. and Rosetta Chapelles on May 22, 1843, in Sandusky County, Ohio. He was their first son.
Barnhart, known as "Barney," enlisted on August 4, 1862, into Company K of the 100th Ohio Infantry, at 19 years old. On September 8, 1863, his company, inexperienced in battle, led by General Ambrose Burnside, met a Confederate unit, led by Alfred E. Jackson, on the bridge at Limestone Station. Prior to this the 100th had done a lot of marching, but no fighting. There the 100th ran out of ammunition and was consequently surrounded by the enemy. Two hundred and fifty men were captured and placed on a train bound for Richmond, where there were numerous prisons for Union soldiers.
Eighty five of those 100 died in prison in Richmond. Barney was eventually in a prisoner exchange and, upon his release, made his way to Atlanta and caught up with his regiment there.
On August 4, 1864, Sherman decided it was time to move forward and seize the railroad to East Point. He ordered Schofield to advance his Twenty-Third Corps, plus Major General John M. Palmer's Fourteenth Corp and "not stop until he has absolute control of that railroad. The next day only one Union brigade, Brig. General Absalom Baird's, moved forward and seized an entrenched skirmish line with 140 prisoners at the cost of 83 killed and wounded.
The next morning, Schofield ordered part of his corps to attack at Utoy Creek. By the time the Union advanced, the Confederates had taken a position on a ridge and they were ready. They had strengthened their works with logs and branches of trees. Union soldiers had heard the felling of the trees. Into this entanglement and up the slope came the Union charge, including Barney, and the Confederates opened with heavy musketry and cannon, driving them back. The Union tried again and was repulsed. Seventy six men were killed, 199 wounded and 31 captured. against 15-20 Confederate men. Barney Kline was killed in this battle at Utoy Creek. After the battle at Utoy Creek, the bodies were left on the field of battle, as there was no time for other than perhaps a quick burial. Later the Marietta National Cemetery was created and Barney III's body was moved there. However, the family also erected a cenotaph in the McPherson Cemetery in Clyde, Ohio for him.
DEATH OF HENRY KLINE