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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 19/10/1853 Newport Barracks, Kentucky. d. 28/02/1910 California.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION; 19/07/1899 Bobong, Philippines.

 

Bernard Abert Byrne was born in Newport Barracks, Kentucky in 1853. His father was Dr. Bernard Miles Byrne, a U.S. Army surgeon. His mother was Louisa Matlack (Abert) Byrne, the daughter of Colonel John James Abert, the first chief of the U.S. Topographical Service. Colonel Byrne joined the Army in Washington, D.C.. He was educated at Colombian University (later George Washington University). He married Bartha Barnitz, daughter of Albert Trorillo Siders Barnitz, an officer twice brevetted for bravery.

 

MOH CITATION;

 

Most distinguished gallantry in rallying his men on the bridge after the line had been broken and pushed back.

 

BURIAL LOCATION; ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 1 Lot 707

Bernard Albert Byrne

BYRNE B A BYRNE B A GRAVE