Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Brett Schulte.
THE LATE MAJOR-GENERAL DAVID B. BIRNEY.—The remains of the gallant and lamented Major-General David B. Birney, who departed this life on Tuesday evening last [October 18, 1864], will be consigned to their final resting place on Friday afternoon [October 21, 1864], from his late residence, No. 1920 Race street. We are informed by DR. GERHART, General BIRNEY’S physician, that the disease which terminated his life was dysentery combined with typhoid fever.
The funeral ceremonies of the deceased will doubtless be of an imposing character. The First City Troop, Dray Reserves and soldiers stationed at Camp Cadwallader and other points will be in attendance. The bar will also be well represented. During yesterday [October 19, 1864] a number of flags, in different parts of the city, were displayed at half-mast, in respect to the memory of the deceased.1
- “The Late Major-General David B. Birney.” Philadelphia Inquirer. October 20, 1864, p. 3 col. 2 ↩