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Army officer , lawyer

Asa Bird Gardiner, American army officer; lawyer. awarded Congressional Medal of Honor, Sept. Served during Civil War in 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac, and in 8th and 23d Army Corps; member P.E. General Convention Standing Commision on Archives, since 1892.

Background

Gardiner, Asa Bird was born on September 30, 1839 in New York, United States. Son of Asa and Rebekah Willard (Bentley) Gardiner.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, College City of New York, 1859, A.M., 1862. Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1860. (honorary Master of Arts, Dartmouth, 1864, Columbia, 1869.

Doctor of Laws, New York University, 1875. Doctor of Humane Letters, Hobart, 1896).

Career

2d, Harriet Isabella Lindsay, November 5, 1902. First lieutenant 31st New York Vol. Infantry, May 14, 1861.

Captain 22d New York Vols., May 31, 1862. First lieutenant United States Veterinary Reserve Corps, February 11, 1865, and adjunct. Brevetted captain United States vols., May 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services during the war.

Honorary mustered out of volunteer service, August 13, 1866. Second lieutenant 9th United States Infantry, July 20, 1866. First lieutenant, February 14, 1868.

Transferred to 1st Artillery, April 3, 1869. Major judge advocate United States of America, August 13, 1873. Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor, September 23, 1872, “for conspicuous bravery and distinguished conduct during the Gettysburg Campaign, particularly in the action at Sporting Hill, Pennsylvania, June 30, 1863, and in the defense of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 1-2, 1863,” where wounded.

Retired December 8, 1888. Lieutenant colonel United States of America retired, April 23, 1904.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Writ of Habeas Corpus as Affecting the Army and Navy, 1874. Practice and Proceedings of Courts-Martial, 1878. The Rhode Island Continental Line of the Revolution, 1885.

      The Order of the Cincinnati in France, 1905.

Membership

Served during Civil War in 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac, and in 8th and 23d Army Corps. Member P.E. General Convention Standing Commision on Archives, since 1892.

Connections

Married Mary Austen, October 18, 1865 (died 1900).

father:
Asa Gardiner

mother:
Rebekah Willard (Bentley) Gardiner

spouse:
Mary Austen