If you have been watching the PBS series, “The Great War,” last  night you were introduced to a soldier named John Barkley from Missouri.

After the war, Barkley lived in Johnson County, Kansas.  We discussed him briefly on this site back in August:

Medal of Honor: John Lewis Barkley

Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.