Cdv of General William F. Barry taken by Fredricks & Co. New York.
In fine condition, with wear as shown in the scan. See below for a brief biography.
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Barry, William F., brigadier-general, was born in New
York city, Aug. 8, 1818, was graduated at West Point in 1838,
and in that year assisted Maj. Ringgold to organize the first
battery of light artillery formed in the United States army.
He served in Mexico from 1846 to 1848, fighting at the battle
of Tampico, was stationed at Fort Henry from 1849 to 1851 and
on July 1, 1852, was made captain of the 2nd artillery. He
served in the Seminole war in Florida and during the Kansas
disturbances, and at the outbreak of the Civil war entered
active service, assisting in the defense of Fort Pickens as
major of light artillery. On Aug. 20, 1861, he was appointed
brigadier-general of volunteers and took an active part in the
Virginia peninsular campaign until Aug., 1862, fighting in all
the important battles. From the end of the campaign until
1864 he was chief of artillery in the defenses of Washington,
having been appointed lieutenant-colonel of the 1st artillery
on Aug. 1, 1863. In May 1863, he was assigned to the command
at Pittsburg, Pa., and Wheeling, W. Va., against a threatened
cavalry raid, and was, from March, 1864, to June 1860, chief
of artillery on Gen. Sherman's staff, taking part during this
time in the siege of Atlanta. During his service in the war
he was given various brevet titles, culminating in that of
brevet major-general, U. S. A., which was conferred on him
March 13, 1865. After the war he served on the northern
frontier, then as commander of the artillery school of
practice at Fortress Monroe, and as commandant at Fort Henry.
He died in Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md., July 18, 1879.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 8