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Federal (USV)


John Barry

(1843 - 1915)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old shoemaker from Marblehead, he enlisted 15 April 1861 in Company B, 8th Massachusetts Infantry for 3 months, and mustered out 1 August. He then enlisted 28 August 1861 in Company C, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 - "in the face by a minie ball, which completely destroyed one half of the upper jaw and took off a piece of his nose."

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds 5 November 1862 at Boston, MA.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1 and the History,2 source of the quote about his wound. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1843 in IRELAND


1915; burial in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 1, pg. 521; Vol. 2, pg. 428  [AotW citation 17756]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 141  [AotW citation 17757]