Sgt Maj Augustus Barry served in the United States Civil War. Enlisted: unknown Mustered out: unknown Side: USA Regiment(s): 16th US Infantry
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
Augustus Barry was awarded a 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.
"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFG3-VKX : 12 April 2016), Augustin Barry, Virginia, United States; citing p. 190, family 1550, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,150.
U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 Military Name Augustus Barry Death 3 Aug 1871 Military Regular Army
U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Name: Augustus Barry Birth Date: 1840 Death Date: 3 Aug 1871 Cemetery: Cold Harbor National Cemetery, Burial or Cremation Place: Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Has Bio?: Y. Source Information: URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7902009
U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Augustus Barry Death 3 Aug 1871
Military Times, Hall of Valor. Augustus Barry Date of birth: 1840 Date of death: August 03, 1871 Burial location: Mechanicsville, Virginia. Place of Birth: Ireland, Ireland. Home of record: New York New York.
The Congressional Medal Of Honor Society. BARRY, AUGUSTUS Rank: Sergeant Major Organization: U.S. Army. Company: Division: 16th U.S. Infantry Born: Ireland Departed: Yes. Date of Issue: 02/28/1870