Robert Mallory Berry was born at “Beechlands” in Henry County, Kentucky, 28 Jan 1846, son of Edmund Taylor and Sarah Francis (Taylor) Berry.
Married Mary Augusta Brady 9 October 1895. No issue. He died 19 May 1929 in Tryon, North Carolina.
He received appointment from Kentucky 31 January 1862 and attended the United states Naval Academy, January 1862-June 1866. He was promoted to Captain, 11 February 1901; Rear Admiral, 29 July 1906; and placed on the retired list, 28 January 1908.
Admiral Berry served in the South Atlantic Station during the Spanish-American War; as Commandant, Naval Station and 6th Naval District, Charleston, South Carolina, September 1904-March 1905; asCommandant, Navy Yard and Commander, 8th Naval Dist, Pensacola, Florida, May 1905-July 1906; as Commandant, Navy Yard and Commander, 5th Naval District, Norfolk, Virginia, July 1906-December 1907; was at home and awaiting orders, December 1907-January 1908; placed on the retired list, 28 January 1908. 1846-1929.
Following his death in 1929 he was buried with full military honors in Section 4 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife Mary Augusta Berry (1870-1928) is buried with him there.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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