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William Edward Birkhimer
Birth: Mar. 1, 1848
Somerset
Perry County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1914
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

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. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Geraldine Howard Birkhimer (1860 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  Edith B Birkhimer Palmer (1878 - 1903)*
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 339
 
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Record added: Jan 27, 2002
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