{⋆★⋆} BG Barry, John D.

John Decatur Barry

June 31, 1839
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Birth Place: Wilmington, North Carolina

Father: Jonathan Antoine Barry 1810 – 1845

Mary Steadman Owen 1815 – 1874
(Buried: Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, North Carolina)​

Wife: Fanny Lowery Jones 1846 – 1928
(Buried: Saint John's Church Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia)​


Graduated from University of North Carolina​

Occupation before War:

Banker in Wilmington, North Carolina​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Private in 18th North Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1862: Captain in 18th​ North Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Frayser's Farm​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Antietam​
1862 – 1863: Major of 18th North Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1863: Gave the order to fire at Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville​
1863 – 1864: Colonel of 18th North Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1863: Participated in Pickett's Charge during Battle of Gettysburg​
1864: Participated in the Overland Campaign​
1864: Wounded during the Battle of Cold Harbor​
1864: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1864: Wounded in the right hand during the Battle of Deep Bottom​
1864: His rank of Brigadier General Canceled due to disabling​
1864 – 1865: Commander of a Department in North Carolina​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1867: Newspaper Editor in Wilmington, North Carolina​

March 24, 1867

Place of Death: Wilmington, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Broken Heart due to Stonewall Jackson's death

Age at time of Death: 27 years old

Burial Place: Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, North Carolina
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
He succeeded the wounded General J.H. Lane as temporary general in command of the brigade. But he himself was wounded a month later and His temporary commission was therefore cancelled due to Lane returning. Barry then reverted to the rank of Colonel.