BAIRD, ABSALOM - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Jonesboro, Ga., 1 September 1864.

Entered service at:   Washington, Pa.

Birth:   Washington, Pa.

Date of issue:   22 April 1896.

Citation:   Voluntarily led a detached brigade in an assault upon the enemy's works.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)