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Robert B. Barker Civil War Research.

Identifier: MSC 0031

Scope and Contents

Robert B. Barker (1901-1980) was a native of North Carolina. After serving in World War I, he attended George Washington University and National University Law School. He passed the bar examination and practiced law in Tennessee and in the District of Columbia. He was one of the lawyers for the Army McCarthy Hearings. Civil War research was done by lawyer Robert B. Barker on East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, and North Georgia soldiers in the National Archives. An important interest was frauds and bushwhackers.


  • 1950-1975

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at


6 boxes of Civil War material


This material was microfilmed for the McClung Collection in July 1985 (McClung has neg.). Table of contents to the microfilm is available. 12 boxes on non-Civil War material are unprocessed. The McClung Collection did not receive any genealogical research from Mr. Barker on his family.
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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States