Thomas G. Berry, Confederate cavalry officer, was born in Alabama on August 29, 1829. He was the son of William Martin and Mary (Proctor) Berry. By 1850 he and his brother were merchants in Huntsville, Arkansas. Berry moved to Grapevine Prairie in Tarrant County before the Civil War. When war began, he enlisted on October 14, 1861, in the Ninth Texas Cavalry and was elected captain of Company A. Berry was re-elected in May 1862 and was noted for never leaving his men or accepting special luxuries due to his rank. On March 24, 1863, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel. In September 1864, during the Atlanta campaign, he was shot and killed. His fellow cavalrymen described him as "one of the best and bravest men," and his death was mourned by many in his company and regiment. He was buried on September 3, 1864, in his uniform in Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin, Georgia.