Elihu S. “Sandy” Barclay
• Colonel commanding, Infantry Battalion, Phillip’s Legion, as a major .
• He was severely wounded and captured at the Battle of South Mountain, P.O.W. at Fort Delaware, exchanged.
• Effects of his wounds forced him to drop out of the Gettysburg Campaign.
• State Representative during the war. ???
• Burial: St Andrews Cemetery, Darien, Ga
Lawyer born clarkesville 29 in 60?
McMinn County Court Minutes 1820-1872
The McMinn County Court Minutes 1820-1872 were originally transcribed by Reba Boyer. The minutes are not complete by no means as one can see by the randon page numbers. However, they contain information which is very significant for genealogical research.
p.477, 9 Sept 1830; P of A from Betsy Paxton & Eliza Barclay to Elihu Barclay to sell their interest in common with other persons of land in Augusta Co., VA. Acknowledged by grantors and Eliza apart from her husband.
p.490, 7 Dec 1830; Deed form Andrew Burk, Jr. & wife Malinda to Aron Hays. Acknowledged by grantors, Land in Monroe Co., Ky.
p.490, 7 Dec 1830; Robert W. McClary & wife Polly to Loahnes & Whitmore. Certified to Knox Co. for Reg.
p.498, 10 Dec 1830; James P. Lowry represents to the Court that Elihu S. Barclay expects in a short time to remove to GA., that he has been for past 5 yrs. a res. of McMinn and an Atty.
Elihu S "Sandy" Barclay - Enlisted 6/11/1861 as Captain, Age 29, Promoted to Major 7/6/1862, Severely wounded (spine and ankle) and captured 9/14/1862 at Fox's Gap, Md, Exchanged late 1862, Promoted to Lt Colonel 12/13/1862 but did not return to active duty until 5/10/1863, Effects of wound forced him to drop out of Gettysburg campaign, Resigned his commission 8/5/1863, Elected to Ga Legislature in November 1863, Resignation was accepted by War Dept effective 12/31/1863, Born at Clarkesville, Habersham County Ga 5/24/1832, Died 3/6/1879 at Darien, Ga, Buried there at St Andrews Cemetery, His older brother William was Colonel of the 23rd Ga Infantry and was KIA 9/17/1862 at Sharpsburg, Md., His younger brother Julius was Captain of Co G of the 52nd Ga Infantry and was KIA 7/22/1864 at the Battle of Atlanta