Ambrose M. Barry - Landsman

Ambrose M. Barry was born circa 1837 in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States and enlisted on 9 February 1864 at the New York Naval Rendezvous as a landsman for a 1 year term.[1]

Barry was initially ordered to the U.S.S. Chenango. However, due to the Chenango's boiler explosion and subsequent temporary decommissioning on 21 April 1864, Barry was transferred to the U.S.S. Tecumseh the following day, 22 April 1864.[2]

Barry was present at the Battle of Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864 and died in the sinking of the Tecumseh as reported in Navy casualty lists.[3] [4]. He was approximately 27 years old and had been in the Navy for seven months.



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References and Sources

[1] Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, New York, New York, for the week ending February 13, 1864

[2] NARA T1099. An index to rendezvous reports during the Civil War, 1861-1865.

[3] Officers and Enlisted Men who Died in the Active Service of the U.S. Navy 1776-1885

[4] "Navy Gazette: List of Deaths in the Navy of the United States, reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Department, during the week ending December 3d, 1864." Army and Navy Journal, 10 Dec. 1864, p. 253.