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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 01/03/1848 Somerset, Ohio. d. 10/06/1914 Washington D.C.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13/05/1899 Luzon, Philippines.

 

An United States Army Brigadier General and lawyer received the Medal of Honor while a Captain during the Philippine-American War. His career was long and varied, as he started as an Iowa private in the Union Army during the Civil War.

 

MOH CITATION;

 

With 12 men charged and routed 300 of the enemy.

 

BURIAL LOCATION; ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 1, Grave 339-WD

 

William Edward Birkheimer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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