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George Washington Bird

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George Washington Bird Veteran

Birth
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
19 Sep 1862 (aged 21)
Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Burial
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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All the Bird brothers of Easton, Pennsylvania, served their country. Three of the five made the ultimate sacrifice.

Wellington Bird (1838-1845) served with the 1st New Jersey and the 8th New Jersey. He was killed at Petersburg, Virginia, on April 2, 1865, seven days before Lee's surrender at Appomattox.

George W. Bird (1841-1862) of Easton, Pennsylvania, served with B Company of the famous 51st Pennsylvania during the Civil War. He was mortally wounded while storming the Antietam Creek Bridge on Sept 17, 1862. He died two days later.

Our great-great grandfather Thomas Jefferson Bird (1843-1909) served in the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was wounded at Gettysburg.

Eugene K. Bird (b 1844) served with D Company of the 129th Pennsylvania.

Joseph H. Bird (known by the name John Kelly) (1849-1876) served with Custer's 7th Cavalry and was killed at Little Big Horn.

What their mother Mary Stoneback Bird McDaniels (1820-1896) must have endured!

This is one of those incredible families you read about in history books. We're so proud and humbled to be their descendants.
All the Bird brothers of Easton, Pennsylvania, served their country. Three of the five made the ultimate sacrifice.

Wellington Bird (1838-1845) served with the 1st New Jersey and the 8th New Jersey. He was killed at Petersburg, Virginia, on April 2, 1865, seven days before Lee's surrender at Appomattox.

George W. Bird (1841-1862) of Easton, Pennsylvania, served with B Company of the famous 51st Pennsylvania during the Civil War. He was mortally wounded while storming the Antietam Creek Bridge on Sept 17, 1862. He died two days later.

Our great-great grandfather Thomas Jefferson Bird (1843-1909) served in the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was wounded at Gettysburg.

Eugene K. Bird (b 1844) served with D Company of the 129th Pennsylvania.

Joseph H. Bird (known by the name John Kelly) (1849-1876) served with Custer's 7th Cavalry and was killed at Little Big Horn.

What their mother Mary Stoneback Bird McDaniels (1820-1896) must have endured!

This is one of those incredible families you read about in history books. We're so proud and humbled to be their descendants.


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