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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Fry, James Barnet 1827-1894 Military officer: born in Carrollton, Green co., Ill., Feb. 22, 1827; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1847. After serving as assistant instructor of artillery at West Point, he was assigned to the 3d Artillery, then in Mexico, where he remained till the close of the war. After doing frontier duty at various posts, he was again instructor at West Point in 1853-54, and adjutant there in 1854-59. On March 16, 1861, he was appointed assistant a
ecame chief of staff to Gen. Irwin McDowell.
In 1861-62 he was on the staff of Gen. Don Carlos Buell.
He was appointed provost-marshal-general of the United States, March 17, 1863, and was given the rank of brigadier-general, April 21, 1864. General Fry registered 1,120,621 recruits, arrested 76,562 deserters, collected $26,366,316, and made an exact enrolment of the National forces.
He was brevetted major-general in the regular army, March 13, 1865, for faithful, meritorious, and distinguis