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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III
p283
2679

(Born N. Y.)

Thomas H.º Barry

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Thomas Henry Barry: Born Oct. 13, 1855, New York, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1873, to June 14, 1877, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 14, 1877; on frontier duty at Standing Rock Agency, Dak., Dec. 14, 1877, to June 1, 1880, — guarding construction of Northern Pacific Railroad,

(Transferred to 1st Infantry, Aug. 31, 1880)

to Sep. 23, 1880, — Camp at mouth of Rio Pecos, Tex., to Jan. 19, 1881, — Ft. Yates, Dak., to Apr. 13, 1881, — guarding Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Livermore's Exploring Expedition, to Jan. 23, 1882, — Ft. Stockton, Tex., to Mar. 17, 1882, —

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Mar. 11, 1882)

Ft. Davis, Tex., to May 1, 1882, — and Ft. Grant, Ara., to July 7, 1886; as Regimental Quartermaster, Mar. 17, 1882, to May 11, 1887; and in garrison at Angel Island, Cal., July 7, 1886, to Sep., 1889, — and Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p284
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Thomas Henry Barry)

Military History. — Served: In Department of California, Jan. to Dec. 3, 1890. — Dec. 4, 1890 to March 4, 1891, served in Pine Ridge campaign against hostile Sioux Indians in South Dakota.

(Captain of Infantry, 1st Infantry, Feb. 25, 1891)

— Served in Department of California, March, 1891 to Nov., 1893. — On leave of absence from Nov. 6 to Dec. 19, 1893. — On duty in office of the Secretary of War, Dec. 19, 1893 to March, 1897.

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Jan. 29, 1897)

p285 — Awaiting orders, on leave, and en route to Department of Columbia, March and April, 1897. — Adjutant-General, Department of Columbia, April 30, 1897 to May 17, 1898. — Adjutant-General, Philippine Islands Expeditionary Forces, at San Francisco, Cal., from May 20 to 30, 1898. — Assistant Adjutant-General, Philippine Islands Expeditionary Forces and of the Department of the Pacific, at San Francisco, Cal., May 30 to June 13, 1898. — Adjutant-General, Independent Division Philippine Islands Expeditionary Forces, San Francisco, Cal., from June 14 to July 15, 1898. — Adjutant-General, 8th Army Corps, June 23, 1898.

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, June 22, 1898)

En route from San Francisco, Cal., to Manila, Philippine Islands, July 15 to Aug. 22, 1898. — Adjutant-General, Department of the Pacific and 8th Army Corps, Aug. 23, 1898 to [image ALT: an underscored blank]; in active service against Filipino insurgents, Feb. 4, 1899 to [image ALT: an underscored blank]

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Jan. 10, 1900)

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, June 18, 1900)

Vol. V
p261
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Assigned as Adjutant General of the Philip Expeditionary forces, May, 1898; appointed Lieut.‑Colonel and Assistant Adjutant General, U. S. Volunteers, and Adjutant General, 8th Army Corps, June 22, 1898;

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Assistant Adjutant General, U. S. Army, Jan. 10, 1900)

(Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, June 10, 1900 to 30,º 1901)

(Colonel and Assistant Adjutant General, U. S. Army, July 15, 1902)

— Detailed to General Staff Corps, April 17, 1903, to take effect Aug. 15, 1903;

(Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Aug. 18, 1903)

— Served in Philippines, Aug., 1898 to Feb., 1900; with China Relief Expedition in China, as Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Aug.‑Sept., 1900; Chief of Staff, Philippine forces, Nov., 1900 to July 20, 1901; recommended for brevet of Colonel for gallant and meritorious services in battle of Manila, Feb. 4, 5, 1899; Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff, Department of the East, May, 1902 to Aug., 1903; commanding Department of the Gulf, with headquarters at Atlanta, Georgia, 1904‑05; observer with Russian Army during Russo-Japanese War, to Dec., 1905; detailed as member of the General Staff Corps, and assigned as President of the Army War College, Dec. 4, 1905, and Assistant to Chief of Staff, April, 1906 to Feb., 1907; attended Grand Maneuvers German Army, Sept., 1906; member Joint Army and Navy Board, and Board of Ordnance and Fortifications, 1906‑07; in command of Army of Cuban Pacification, since Feb. 26, 1907; Provisional Governor of Cuba, Jan. 27 to March 8, 1908.

(Major-General, U. S. A., April 27, 1908)

Vol. VI
p236
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Thomas Henry Barry, Born Oct. 13, 1855.)

Military History. —

Major, Staff — Assistant Adjutant General, Jan. 29, 1897.

Awaiting orders, on leave, and en route to Department of Columbia, March and April, 1897; at Vancouver Bks., Wash., Adjutant-General, Department of Columbia, April 30, 1897, to May 17, 1898; at San Francisco, Cal., Adjutant-General, Philippine Islands Expeditionary Forces, May 20‑30, 1898; Assistant Adjutant-General, Philippine Islands Expeditionary Forces, and of the Department of the Pacific, May 30 to June 13, 1898; Adjutant-General, Independent Division, Philippine Islands Expeditionary Forces, June 14 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Assist. Adjutant General, U. S. Volunteers, June 22, 1898)

July 15, 1898 (Adjutant-General, 8th Army Corps, June 23, 1898); en route, San Francisco to Manila, P. I., July 15 to Aug. 22, 1898; with Philippine Forces, Aug. 23, 1898, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Assist. Adjutant General, U. S. A., Jan. 10, 1900)

February, 1900 (recommended for Brevets of Colonel and Brigadier-General for distinguished service and conspicuous gallantry in the Battles of Manila, Feb. 4‑5, and of Malolos, Luzon, March 30‑31, 1899);

(Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, June 18, 1900)

with China Relief Expedition, July‑October, 1900; Chief of Staff, Philippine Forces, November, 1900, to

(Honorably Mustered Out of Volunteer Service, June 30, 1901)

July, 1901; at Washington, D. C., in Adjutant-General's office, August, 1901, to April, 1902; Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff, Department of the East, May, 1902, to

(Colonel and Assist. Adjutant General, U. S. A., July 15, 1902)

August, 1903; member General Staff Corps, Aug. 15, 1903;

p237 (Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Aug. 18, 1903)

at Atlanta, Ga., commanding Department of the Gulf, 1904‑05; with Russian Army during Russo-Japanese War to December, 1905; at Washington, D. C., Assistant Chief of Staff and President, Army War College, Dec. 4, 1905, to Feb. 15, 1907 (attended Grand Maneuvers of the German Army, 1906; member of Joint Army and Navy Board and of Board of Ordnance and Fortifications, 1906‑07); in command of Army of Cuban Pacification, Feb. 26, 1907, to

(Major-General, U. S. A., April 29, 1908)

April 1, 1909 (acting Provisional Governor of Cuba, Jan. 27 to March 8, 1908); at San Francisco, Cal., commanding Department of California, 1909‑10; at West Point, N. Y., Superintendent U. S. Military Academy, 1910‑1912;a at Governor's Island, New York Harbor, commanding Eastern Department, 1912‑14; at Manila, P. I., commanding Philippine Department and U. S. Troops in China, 1914‑16; at Chicago, Ill., commanding Central Department, 1916‑17; at Rockford, Ill., commanding Camp Grant and 86th Division, National Army, Aug. 25, 1917, to March 20, 1918 (in France with American Expeditionary Forces, November, 1917, to February, 1918); at Chicago, Ill., commanding Central Department, March 20, 1918, to January, 1919; awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For especially meritorious and conspicuous service as Department Commander, Central Department. He handled many difficult problems arising in that Department during the war with rare judgment, tact and great skill."

At Governor's Island, N. Y., commanding Eastern Department, Jan. 15 to Oct. 13, 1919.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 13, 1919, By Operation of Law.

Died, Dec. 30, 1919, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 64.

Buried, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.


Thayer's Note:

a Among the treasures of the Military Academy's Catholic Chapel is the Barry Bell, a testimonial to two parts of his career; it could once be seen on the website of The Military Academy's Catholic Chapel, but like much else with the continued shrinkage of the Web, has vanished offline.


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