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David B. Birney

Date of Birth:      May 29, 1825
Hometown:         Huntsville, AL
Education:           Andover
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:    October 18, 1864
Place of Death:   Philadelphia, PA
Buried At:           Philadelphia, PA

Major Battles:        Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Battle of Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Overland Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Birney was tried, and acquitted, of disobedience of an order, issued by Samuel Heitzelman, at the Battle of Fair Oaks.  Birney went on to serve the United States with distinction.

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