He is buried with his wife, Kate G. and his parents-in-law, John B. and R. Ruth Gartrell.
Born in Washington D.C. (records indicate his birth year as 1845, though tombstone reads 1847.)
Was a farmer prior to enlisting in the 7th U.S. Cavalry on 16 July 1872 as a private. By 1876 he was a sargeant in Company B, under Thomas Mower McDougall. Company C was in charge of the pack train for the 7th Cavalry as it went to the Little Big Horn. Company C saw action on what is known as Reno Hill with the companies of Marcus Reno and Frederick Benteen.
Peter Barry was lucky, as he was not there at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, as he was on detached service, probably either at the Powder River Depot or at Fort Abraham Lincoln.
Jane Eliza Barry Minor
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