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John Decatur Barry

  • Birth 21 Jun 1839 Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 24 Mar 1867 Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 9857

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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  • Added: 4 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9857
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Decatur Barry (21 Jun 1839–24 Mar 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9857, citing Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .