William E. Birkhimer
|William Edward Birkhimer|
March 1, 1848|
|Died||June 10, 1914
|Allegiance||United States of America
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Years of service||1864 - 1906|
|Unit||3rd U.S. Artillery|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
Moro Rebellion, Philippine American War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
|Relations||Williston B. Palmer, Charles D. Palmer (grandsons)|
William Edward Birkhimer (March 1, 1848 – June 10, 1914) was an United States Army Brigadier General and lawyer received the Medal of Honor while a Captain during the Philippine-American War. His career was long and varied, as he started as an Iowa private in the Union Army during the Civil War.
- March 21, 1864, Private, 4th Iowa Cavalry
- June 15, 1870 Commissioned second lieutenant from United States Military Academy, US Artillery Corps
- 1873 Honor Graduate, Artillery School
- 1874-1876 Assistant Professor of Natural & Experimental Philosophy
- April 10, 1879 promoted to First Lieutenant
- 1886-1890 Judge Advocate, Department of the Columbia
- February 10, 1898 promoted to Captain
- 1889 L.L.D. University of Oregon
- 1899 Associate Justice Supreme Court of the Philippines (audencial) Manila, Philippines
- 1899, Colonel of volunteers, 28th Volunteer Infantry
- August 1, 1901 promoted to Major
- May 20, 1905 promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
- February 15, 1906 promoted to Brigadier General
- February 16, 1906 retired at own request
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and Organization: Captain, 3d U.S. Artillery. Place and Date: At San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippine Islands, May 13, 1899. Entered Service At: Iowa. Birth: Somerset, Ohio. Date of Issue: July 15, 1902.
With 12 men charged and routed 300 of the enemy.
- "Military Government and Martial Law, by William E. Birkhimer, third edition, revised (1914), Kansas City, Missouri, Franklin Hudson Publishing Co". Retrieved October 5, 2010.
- "William E. Birkhimer". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-11-21.
- "Arlingtoncemetery.net entry". Retrieved October 5, 2010.
- "Home of Heroes entry". Retrieved October 5, 2010.
- "Iowa Medal of Honor recipients". Retrieved October 5, 2010.
- "Home of Heroes West Point Medal of Honor recipients". Retrieved October 5, 2010.
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