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James Barnet Fry

(1827—1894)


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(1827–94) Union army officer, born in Carrollton, Illinois. Fry briefly saw combat before being assigned to administrative posts, most notably as provost marshal general (1863–66). In this position he successfully oversaw the implementation of the North's first national conscription system.

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Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


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