Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Albert B. Baird, 81st., Ohio Infantry.

Albert B. Baird, First Sergeant, Co. F., 81st., Ohio Infantry, Age 23, Enlisted September 1, 1861, for 3 years.  Appointed Sergeant from Corporal March 1, 1862; first sergeant July 14, 1863.  Wounded May 14, 1864, in action at Ley's Ferry, Ga.  Mustered out September 11, 1864, at Chattanooga, Tenn, on expiration of term of service.

The following was taken from the 81st., regimental history.

Near Ley's Ferry.
Sergeant Baird had captured three rebels and was just marching them off when a rebel officer appeared and threatened to shot them if they didn't seize their guns and fire on Baird.  They obeyed and shot him severely , wounding him about the head and left him for dead.

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