Baird, George William, BGEN

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Adjutant General Corps
Primary Unit
1864-1865, HHC, 32nd Infantry
Service Years
1861 - 1904

Adjutant General Corps

Brigadier General


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Home State
Connecticut
Connecticut
Year of Birth
1839
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Baird, George William (MOH), BGEN USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Milford, Connecticut
Last Address
Asheville, North Carolina
Buried at Milford Cemetery, Milford, Connecticut.

Date of Passing
Nov 26, 1906
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Grand Army of the Republic Badge


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1877, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Rose from the rank of private to Brigadier General. He was presented the Medal of Honor in 1894 for his actions at Bear Paw Mountain, Montana on September 30, 1877 against Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce. His MOH citation reads, "Most distinguished gallantry in action with Nez Perce Indians." He was at the time a 1st Leiutenant with the 5th Infantry.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Union Army32nd Infantry
  1862-1864, Union Army
  1864-1865, HHC, 32nd Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1862-1865 Civil War
  1865-1891 Indian Wars (US)
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
 Colleges Attended 
Yale University
  1859-1863, Yale University
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