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Augustus Barry Date of birth: 1840 Place of Birth: Ireland. Home of record: New York New York
Augustus Barry (1840 - August 3, 1871) was an Irish soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War. 
SGM 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.
After the Civil War, Augustus Barry served as the first superintendent of the Cold Harbor Cemetery where, upon his death, he was buried.
|Medal of Honor.|
Citation: "The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Major Augustus Barry, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1863 to 1865, while serving with 16th U.S. Infantry, in action at Tennessee and Georgia, for gallantry in various actions during the rebellion".
General Orders: Date of Issue: February 28, 1870. Action Date: 1863 to 1865 Service: Army. Rank: Sergeant Major. Division: 16th U.S. Infantry
Date of death: August 03, 1871  Burial location: Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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