Born at Monroe County, New York, in 1833, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War while serving in Company B, 3rd Iowa Cavalry at Columbus, Georgia, on April 16, 1865.
He died on November 29, 1891 and was buried in Section 13 of Arlington National Cemetery.
BIRDSALL, HORATIO L.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 3d lowa Cavalry. Place and date: At Columbus, Ga., 16 April 1865. Entered service at: Keokuk, Lee County, lowa. Birth: Monroe County, New York. Date of issue: 17 June 1865.
Citation: Capture of flag and bearer.
- BIRDSALL, HORATIO L
- SGT US ARMY
- CIVIL WAR
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/29/1891
- BURIED AT: SECTION 13 SITE 6935
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard