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BARRY, William Farquhar
Born August 18 1818, New York NY
Died July 18 1879, Baltimore MD
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1838, served on Canadian border, Mexican war, Seminole war, duty in Kansas.
War Service 1861 Maj. in 5th US Artillery, Fort Pickens, chief of artillery at First Bull Run, August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, organised the ordnance of the Army of the Potomac, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, asked to be given duty elsewhere, supervised defences of Washington, chief of artillery for Sherman in Atlanta campaign, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. September 1 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in artillery, frontier duty, historian.
 
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