||Correspondence of Marshall L. Barnhardt concerns his courtship with Sallie Pines Dunlap; camp conditions at City Point, Va., during the Civil War; conditions in North Carolina following the Civil War; and business matters while maintaining a general store in Cedar Hill, N.C. Letters of George Columbus Barnhardt to his mother while he was stationed in the Philippine Islands describe his activities at Laguna and Batangas, General Baldwin's expedition in Mindanao, and the conditions at Jolo. World War I correspondence includes letters of Marshall Parsons while he was a member of the American Expeditionary Force in France. Marshall reflects on the hardships of the common soldier involved in trench warfare. Letters of General George Barnhardt comment on the roads from Paris to Germany, an upcoming review of the troops by General Pershing, and plans to remove troops from Germany. Collection also includes financial records; an account book which belonged to M. L. Waddell of Norwood, N.C.; a home cure for consumption; and clippings pertaining to the history of Cabarrus County, the history of Catawba College, the Battle of King's Mountain, and North Carolina women who were heroines in the Confederacy.
|Access restriction||Joyner- No access restrictions.|
||Barnhardt Family Papers (#195), Special Collections Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
||Joyner- Gift of Mrs. Herbert R. Rogers.
|Biographical note||Collection centers around Marshall Barnhardt and his wife Sarah Dunlap, their son George Columbus Barnhardt, their daughter Daisy Barnhardt Parsons, and her son Marshall Parsons. George Columbus ("Bud Lum"), a graduate of the United States Military Academy, became the Chief Quartermaster with the Lake Lanas Expedition in the Philippines (1900-1903) and later served in Cuba with the American Army of Occupation (1907-1909). In World War I, Barnhardt commanded the 28th Infantry and later the 2nd Infantry. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his services in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. After the cessation of hostilities, he commanded the 178th Infantry in Germany. Upon returning to the United States, General Barnhardt served as chief of the operations branch of the General Staff in Washington, commander of the District of Washington, commander of the 22nd Infantry in Hawaii, and commander of the 1st Cavalry at Fort Bliss, Tex.|