John Berry was born circa 1816 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his final re-enlistment was on 11 January 1864 at the New York Naval Rendezvous as a Seaman for a two year enlistment . The 1864 rendezvous return notes he had 18 3/4 years of prior naval service. Previous rendezvous returns list enlistments in 1855 and 1858. , 
Berry was attached to the U.S.S. Tecumseh on 20 April 1864  re-rated as a Fireman 2nd Class.
Awards & Memorials
Alternate Spellings of NameJohn Barry
References and Sources Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, New York, New York, for the week ending January 16, 1864
 Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the week ending July 7, 1855
 Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the week ending July 24, 1858
 NARA T1099. An index to rendezvous reports during the Civil War, 1861-1865.
 Officers and Enlisted Men who Died in the Active Service of the U.S. Navy 1776-1885
 "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.