OBITUARY. General William F. Barry. BALTIMORE, July 18.--General William F. Barry, colonel of the Secnd Artillery, in command at Fort McHenry, died at one o'clock to-day. He had been suffering a long while from disease of the kidneys, and recently obtained leave of absence, and was preparing to leave his post for the springs. A few days since General Barry accompanied Collector Thomas, Mayor Latrobe and a party of dis- tinguished gentlemen down the bay on the revenue cutter Ewing, and on his return was seized with an attack of dysentery, which be- coming complicated with malarial fever, caused his death. General William Farquhar Barry was born in New York city, on August 18, 1818, and graduated at West Point in 1838. Entering the Fourth Artillery, he served on the northern frontier during the trouble in Canada, part of the time on an armed schooner on the Lakes. In 1838 he assisted Major Ringgold in organ izing the first battery of light artillery intro- duced into our army. He was on duty in Rhode Island during the famous Dorr rebellion in that State, and was in active service through- out the Mexican war, being on General Patter- son's staff in 1847, and on General Worth's in 1848. By 1852 he had become a captain, and during the next two years served against the Seminole Indians in Florida. In 1857 he had another taste of Indian warfare in the cam- paign against the Sioux and Chippewas, in Minnesota. In April, 1861, he reinforced Fort Pickens, in the harbor of Pensacola, with a company of flying artillery. He was made major of the Fifth Artillery on May 14 of the same year, and joined General Mc- Dowell's army in July, participating in the disasterous battle of Bull Run. On the 23d of the month he was charged with the important duty of reorganizing the field artillery of the army, and on August 20 was appointed a brig- adier-general of volunteers. He was assigned to General McClellan's staff, as Chief of Artil- lery of the Army of the Potomac, and took [part] in the Peninsular campaign in that capa- city. On August 7, 1863, he became lieuten- ant-colonel of the First Artillery, snd was made colonel of the Second Artillery on De- cember 11, 1865. Meanwhile he served as chief of artillery on the staff of General Sher- man from 1864 to the close of the war, being promoted to the rank of major-general of ar- tillery for his services during the Atlanta cam- paign in September, 1864. He was breveted brigadier-general of the regular army for his services in the campaign which ended in the surrender of Johnston's army, and major-gen- eral for his services throughout the rebellion. He was appointed, in 1867, to the command of the artillery school at Fortress Monroe, which position he occupied with great credit to him- self and the service until his recent assignment to the command of Fort McHenry, near Balti- more.
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