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Gen Charles Bird

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Gen Charles Bird

Birth
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death
22 Mar 1920 (aged 81)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID
23097637 View Source

1st Lt. 1st Delaware May 20, 1861; honorably mustered out Aug. 16, 1861

2nd Lt. 2d Delaware Infantry April 11, 1862; 1st Lt. Oct. 1, 1862; Captain
March 15 1863; honorably mustered out June 30, 1864

Lt. Col. 9th Delaware Infantry Sept. 8, 1864; honorably mustered out Dec. 23, 1864

Lt. Col. 1st US Veteran Volunteers Dec. 24, 1864; Col. May 30, 1865; honorably mustered out Jan. 19, 1866

2nd Lt. 14th US Infantry May 11, 1866; transferred to 23d Infantry Sept 21, 1866; 1st Lt. May 23, 1867; Regimental Adjutant Aug 1, 1873 to Oct. 1, 1876

Capt. and Asst. Quartermaster US Army March 14, 1882; Major and Quartermaster Jan 14, 1865; Lt. Col and Deputy Quartermaster-General May 5, 1901

Brigadier General US Army April 16, 1902; retired June 17, 1902

Lt. Col and Chief Quartermaster US Volunteers May 9, 1898; Col. and Quartermaster July 10, 1898; honorably discharged from Volunteer service May 13, 1899;

Brig. General US Volunteers Jan. 3, 1901; honorably discharged from Volunteer service June 20, 1901

Brevetted 1st Lt. and Captain US Army March 2, 1867, "for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Fredericksburg, VA;" Major March 2, 1867, "for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Spottsylvania, VA;" Lt. Col March 2, 1867, for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Petersburg, VA, June 20, 1864."
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
Elected July 2, 1866 Class 1. Insignia 290
Transferred to Commandery of New York Oct. 6, 1880
Transferred to Commandery of Pennsylvania Feb. 7, 1883
Transferred to Commandery of District of Columbia April 19, 1901


Taken from Register of the Commandery of the State of Pennsylvania, April 15, 1865-September 1, 1902 By Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Pennsylvania Commandery

1st Lt. 1st Delaware May 20, 1861; honorably mustered out Aug. 16, 1861

2nd Lt. 2d Delaware Infantry April 11, 1862; 1st Lt. Oct. 1, 1862; Captain
March 15 1863; honorably mustered out June 30, 1864

Lt. Col. 9th Delaware Infantry Sept. 8, 1864; honorably mustered out Dec. 23, 1864

Lt. Col. 1st US Veteran Volunteers Dec. 24, 1864; Col. May 30, 1865; honorably mustered out Jan. 19, 1866

2nd Lt. 14th US Infantry May 11, 1866; transferred to 23d Infantry Sept 21, 1866; 1st Lt. May 23, 1867; Regimental Adjutant Aug 1, 1873 to Oct. 1, 1876

Capt. and Asst. Quartermaster US Army March 14, 1882; Major and Quartermaster Jan 14, 1865; Lt. Col and Deputy Quartermaster-General May 5, 1901

Brigadier General US Army April 16, 1902; retired June 17, 1902

Lt. Col and Chief Quartermaster US Volunteers May 9, 1898; Col. and Quartermaster July 10, 1898; honorably discharged from Volunteer service May 13, 1899;

Brig. General US Volunteers Jan. 3, 1901; honorably discharged from Volunteer service June 20, 1901

Brevetted 1st Lt. and Captain US Army March 2, 1867, "for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Fredericksburg, VA;" Major March 2, 1867, "for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Spottsylvania, VA;" Lt. Col March 2, 1867, for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Petersburg, VA, June 20, 1864."
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
Elected July 2, 1866 Class 1. Insignia 290
Transferred to Commandery of New York Oct. 6, 1880
Transferred to Commandery of Pennsylvania Feb. 7, 1883
Transferred to Commandery of District of Columbia April 19, 1901


Taken from Register of the Commandery of the State of Pennsylvania, April 15, 1865-September 1, 1902 By Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Pennsylvania Commandery


Inscription

Brigadier Gen'l, US Army

Gravesite Details

Gen. Bird served enlisted as a 2nd Lt. of Co. E 2nd Delaware Infantry in June 1861. He would rise to the rank of Captain of Co. E, also served with the 1st Delaware 90 day regiment, 9th DE, 14th US Infantry


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  • Created by: 2nd DE Cpl
  • Added: 25 Nov 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 23097637
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/23097637/charles-bird: accessed ), memorial page for Gen Charles Bird (17 Jun 1838–22 Mar 1920), Find a Grave Memorial ID 23097637, citing Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA; Maintained by 2nd DE Cpl (contributor 46955058) .