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William Thomas Berry
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1842
Knox County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1923
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

William Thomas Berry
422 East 13th Street
Carthage, Missouri

Occupation: farmer/farming (retired)
Lightening rod salesman

Passed away at 81 years, 1 month & 21 days from peritonitis due to being kicked by a horse.


FATHER: John Berry
Birthplace: Ohio

MOTHER: Katherine Wolf Berry
Birthplace: Ohio

MO Death Certificate #1508
Informant: Ralph Berry

Arrangements by Knell Undertaking Co.

JANUARY 2, 1923



Civil War veteran Settled Northeast of Carthage in 1866

W. T. Berry, Civil War veteran and pioneer resident of this part of Jasper County, died at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at his home on East Thirteenth Street from injuries received Sunday noon when he was kicked in the stomach by a horse. Mr. Berry's condition had been critical since yesterday afternoon, when he became unconscious and never revived.

Mr. Berry was 80 years old. He came to Jasper County in 1866 settling on a farm 13 miles northeast of Carthage which he purchased and which he owned at the time of his death.
For the last 15 years he had made his residence in Carthage. Until the last few years he had been employed as a lightening rod salesman.

Mr. Berry was married three times. His third wife, who was Mrs. Mary Wilson before her marriage to Mr. Berry four years ago, survives.

Surviving children are:
Mrs. Alma First of Oklahoma
Albert Berry, residing north of Carthage
Mrs. Minnie Beck and Mrs. Grace Tilton of Omaha, Nebraska
Ralph Berry, residing north of Carthage and
Ray Berry residing southwest of this city.

Mr. Berry was a member of the G.A.R. and the Christian Church.

Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church


William Berry (First_Last)
Regiment Name 70 Ohio Infantry
Side Union
Company GB
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name
Film Number M552 roll 8


70th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Organized at West Union, Ohio, October 14, 1861. Moved to Ripley, Ohio, December 25, thence to Paducah, Ky., February 17, 1362. Attached to District of Paducah, Ky., to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Memphis, 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to August, 1865.

SERVICE.-Moved from Paducah, Ky., to Savannah, Tenn., March 6-10, 1862. Expedition to Yellow Creek and occupation of Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-17. Crump's Landing April 4. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Russell House, near Corinth, May 17. Occupation of Corinth May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via LaGrange, Grand Junction and Holly Springs June 1-July 21. Duty at Memphis till November. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign, operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad, November, 1862, to January, 1863. Moved to LaGrange, Tenn., and duty there till March 7, and at Moscow till June 9. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., June 9. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Bolton's Ferry, Black River, July 4-6. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Big Black till September 26. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 26-November 20. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 23-25. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 28. Regiment re-enlisted January 1, 1864. Veterans on Furlough February. Duty at Scottsboro, Ala., till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Brush Mountain June 15. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel July 28 (Hood's second sortie). Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Reconnoissance from Rome on Cave Springs Road and skirmishes October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Statesboro December 4. Near Bryan Court House December 8. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Fort McAllister December 13. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Columbia, S. C., February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 30. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, thence to Little Rock, Ark., and duty there till August. Mustered out August 14, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 70 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 188 Enlisted men by disease. Total 265.

Source: National Parks Service
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System


The preceding biography information came from the research of Nancy Brewer. 
Family links: 
  Catharine Wolf Berry (1819 - 1906)
  Mary L. Stroud Berry (1842 - 1927)*
  Alma Berry First (1866 - 1946)*
  Albert T. Berry (1869 - 1953)*
  Ralph Fitch Berry (1882 - 1939)*
  Raymond Wolf Berry (1887 - 1964)*
  William Thomas Berry (1842 - 1923)
  Mary Ann Berry Eslinger (1847 - 1874)*
  Flora Ellen Berry Bishop (1855 - 1948)*
  Peter D. Berry (1858 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Fasken Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
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