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John Decatur Barry
Birth: Jun. 21, 1839
Wilmington
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1867
Wilmington
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, he was a graduate of the University of North Carolina when he enlisted in the Confederate Army as a Private in Company I, 8th North Carolina Volunteers at the start of the Civil War. He saw action at the Seven Days Battles, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg and was promoted to Major in November 1862. At Chancellorsville, he took command of the 18th North Carolina and was promoted Colonel in May 1863. He commanded the 18th at Gettysburg, during Overland campaign and was wounded at Petersburg. He was given temporary rank of Brigadier General in August 1864 and remained attached to the department in North Carolina, until the end of the war. Following the war he was the editor of a newspaper in Wilmington, North Carolina. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Fanny Lowery Jones Barry (1846 - 1928)*
 
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Burial:
Oakdale Cemetery
Wilmington
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 04, 2000
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John Decatur Barry
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
John Decatur Barry
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For services rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 21, 2016

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Jun. 21, 2016

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 Added: Apr. 14, 2016
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