Title -  CSA General John D. Barry, 18th North Carolina

 

Description -  John Decatur Barry (June 21, 1839 - March 24, 1867), a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army.  Barry enlisted in Company I of the 18th North Carolina Infantry when the Civil War began.  Following the Battle of Antietam, Barry was promoted to major.  At the Battle of Chancellorsville, Barry gave the order to fire on Stonewall Jackson's party as they attempted to ride through James H. Lane's brigade, believing they were Union cavalry.  Barry did not live even two years after the surrender of the Confederate forces.  Returning home in poor health, he died on March 24, 1867.  Some of his friends and family said that Barry "died of a broken heart" for his role in Jackson's death.

 

Description Source -  Library of Congress (for identity)

 

Year -  1861 - 1865

CSA Confederate General John D. Barry 18th N.Carolina

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