Gregory Barrett – Captain, United States Army

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Gregory Barrett of Maryland

  • Appointed from Maryland, Captain, 4th Maryland Volunteer Infantry, 15 August 1862
  • Lieutenant Colonel, 9 March 1864
  • Breveted Colonel of United States Vounteers, 4 January 1864
  • Honorably mustered out of the Volounteer Service, 31 May 1865
  • First Lieutenant, 26th United States Infantry, 28 July 1866
  • Regimental Quartermaster, 1 March 1869 to 19 May 1869
  • Transferred to the 10th United States Infantry, 19 May 1869
  • Died 7 August 1898 at Santiago, Cuba
  • Buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Martha West Barrett, died January 1904, is buried with him.

BURIAL OF THE SOLDIER DEAD

Interment of 252 Bodied Brought by the Steamer Crook

WASHINGTON, May 2, 1899 – The bodies of 252 of the soldier dead brought from the battlefields of Cuba and Puerto Rico by the steamer Crook were interred at Arlington Cemetery today with military honors.

Colonel Guenther of the Fourth Artillery, with two companied of the Fourth and Fifth Artillery from the Washington Barracks and the Fourth Artillery Band, had charge of the funeral.  The religious services were conducted by Chaplain Freeland of Fort Monroe and Father Magee of this city, who performer the burial rites of their respective churches.

The caskets containing the bodies of the six officers, Lieutenant Arthur K. Barnett, Twenty-Third Kansas Volunteer Infantry; Lieutenant Michael J. O’Brien, Fifth United States Infantry; Lieutenant William C. Neary, Fourth United States Infantry; Lieutenant Richard J. Harden, First District of Columbia Infantry, and Captain Gregory Barrett, Tenth United States Infantry, were later removed to the officer’s section of the cemetery and interred there. Among the bodies buried today was that of William J. McLeod, formerly a well-known newspaper man of this city, who was Sergeant Major in the Fifth “Immunes.”

The War Department found it necessary to order that none of the bodied from Cuba buried today should be sent to the soldiers’ homes for interment.  The bodies are thoroughly disinfected and are in metal caskets and may be removed next Winter by relatives.


BARRETT, GREGORY

  • 10TH US INF
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/07/1898
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/07/1898
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 281
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BARRETT, MARTHA W

  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/08/1904
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/08/1904
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 281WS
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF GREGORY BARRETT – 10TH US INF

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