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FRY, Cary Harrison, soldier, born in Garrard County, Kentucky, 20 August 1813; died in San Francisco, California, 5 March 1873. He was graduated at the U. S. military academy in 1834, and served in the 3d infantry at Fort Towson, Indian Territory, but resigned on 31 October 1836, studied medicine, and practiced in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1845'6. In the Mexican war he served as major in the 2d Kentucky volunteers, commanding the regiment after the fall of its colonel and lieutenant colonel in the battle of Buena Vista, where he distinguished himself. He practiced medicine in Danville and Louisville, Kentucky, in 1847'53, and on 7 February of the latter year reentered the regular army as paymaster, with the staff rank of major. During the civil war he served at Washington, being acting paymaster general in 1862, and becoming deputy paymaster general in 1866. He was brevetted brigadier general, U. S. army, on 15 October 1867, and from 1869 till his death was chief paymaster of various military divisions.
His cousin, Speed Smith Fry, soldier, born in Mercer (now Boyle) County, Kentucky, 9 September 1817, after studying at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, completed his education at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind. He organized a company of the 2d Kentucky volunteer infantry in 1846, commanded it during the Mexican war, and after his return was County judge of Boyle County, 1857'61. At the beginning of the civil war he organized the 4th Kentucky regiment in the National army, and served as its colonel till 21 March 1862, when he was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers. He was mustered out of service of 24 August 1865, and in 1869'72 was a supervisor of internal revenue in his native state.
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