Officers of the U. S. Army - Baird

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Officers of the U. S. Army - Baird

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  • Baird, Absalom
    Pa., Pa.
    Cadet Military Academy 1 Jul 1845 (9)
    Brevet 2 Lieutenant 2 artillery 1 Jul 1849
    2 Lieutenant 24 Dec 1853
    Brevet Captain assistant adjutant-general 11 May 1861
    Captain assistant adjutant-general 3 Aug 1861
    Major Assistant Inspector General 12 Nov 1861
    Brigadier Genral volunteers 28 Apr 1862
    honorably mustered out of volunteer service 1 Sep 1866
    Lieutenant Colonel Assistant Inspector General 13 Jun 1867
    Colonel Inspector General 11 Mar 1885
    Brigadier General Inspector General 22 Sep 1885
    Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 20 Sep 1863 for gallantry and meritorious service in the battle of Chickamauga Ga
    Colonel 24 Nov 1863 for gallantry and meritorious service in the battle of Chattanooga Tenn
    Brigadier General 13 Mar 1865 for gallantry and meritorious service in the capture of Atlanta Ga
    Major General 13 Mar 1865 for gallantry and meritorious service in the field during the war and Major General volunteers 1 Sep 1864 for faithful service and distinguished conduct during the Atlanta campaign and particularly in the battles of Resaca and Jonesboro and for general good conduct in the command of his division against Savannah
    Awarded medal of honor Apr 1896 for most distinguished gallantry in action at Jonesboro Ga 1 Sep 1864, voluntarily leading a detached brigade in an assault upon the enemy's works while serving as Brigadier General of volunteers commanding a division
    retired 20 Aug 1888

Source:

Extracted from the Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army: 1789 - 1903. Names are followed by state or country where born and then the state from which originally appointed but when there is only one place listed, it indicates the state whence appointed, the place of birth not being known. Where "Cadet Military Academy" is indicated, the next date refers to the date he entered that institution, and the figure in parenthesis represents his standing in the graduating class.