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Lieut William Berry

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Lieut William Berry

  • Birth 1825 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 17 Sep 1862 Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 43873261

Son of William Berry.

On 24 Jan 1855 William Barry married Jane N. Ross, daughter of John and Jane (Neish) Ross, at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her. There were no children of the marriage.

William Berry was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 13 Jul 1860 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as Wm. Berry, 36, publisher, b. MA. His wife is enumerated with her parents in Somerville.

Note: the "Banner of Light," was a spiritualism periodical.

In 1861 William was living at Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

On 19 Aug 1861 William, a publisher, mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Lynnfield, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 36 years old.

William was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant.

On 4 Apr 1862 William was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in battle and found dead on the field. He was 37 years old.

On 13 Oct 1862 Jane, his wife, received a widow's pension based on William's service.

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"First Lieut. Andrew Sharp Shooters, 15th Reg. Mass. Volunteers. Killed at the Battle of Antietam, Va. Sept 17, 1862, aged 37 years.
Mr. B. was one of the founders of the 'Banner of Light' with which he was committed until the breaking out of the civil war.





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  • Originally Created by: Midnightdreary
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 43873261
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut William Berry (1825–17 Sep 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43873261, citing Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by DaurRegt (contributor 47891223) .