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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Aaron D. Bird

(1831 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 25th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 31 year old farmer in Highland County, he mustered as Private, Company F, 25th Virginia Infantry on 30 March 1862 at Camp Alleghany, VA (now WV). He deserted and lost his musket at Camp Shenandoah, VA on 19 April 1862, but returned to duty (date not given).

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 25 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the Virginia Military Dead.1 Service and other details from Richard L. Armstrong's 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry (roster, 1990) via the Historical Data Systems database, which have him as KIA on 17 September. His memorial is on Findagrave.

Birth

1831; Bath County, VA

Death

09/25/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vmd/>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp  [AotW citation 18990]