Birkhimer, William Edward, BG

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1864-1865, 4th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry
Service Years
1864 - 1906


Brigadier General

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Birkhimer, William Edward (MOH), BG USA(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Somerset, Ohio
Last Address
Washington, DC

Date of Passing
Jun 10, 1914
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 1, Lot 339

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US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

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 Military Association Memberships
Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor Recipients
  1899, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]
  1899, Medal of Honor Recipients [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity

Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Philippine Insurrection in the United States Army as a Captain in the 3rd United States Artillery. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippine Islands, on May 13, 1899. His citation reads "With 12 men charged and routed 300 of the enemy". His Medal was issued on June 15, 1902. He began his military career at age 16 during the Civil War, serving as a Private in the 4th Iowa Volunteer Infantry from 1864 to 1865. He received a commission of 2nd Lieutenant in the artillery branch in 1870, rising to Brigadier General before his retirement in 1906.

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  1864-1865 Civil War
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