Augustus Barry

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Augustus Barry
Born 1840
Ireland
Died August 3, 1871
Place of burial Cold Harbor National Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USArmy flag.jpg United States Army
Union Army
Rank Sergeant Major
Unit 16th U.S. Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Augustus Barry (1840 - August 3, 1871) was an Irish soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.

Biography[edit]

Barry served in the American Civil War in the 16th U.S. Infantry for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on February 28, 1870 for his actions in Tennessee and Georgia during the war.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Citation:

Gallantry in various actions during the rebellion.[1]

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