Birch, John

Rank: Private

Unit: B Co, 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: August 2, 1847 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 21.

Hometown: New York, New York

Occupation prior to enlistment: Clerk

Campaign: Plains Indian War (pre Civil War)

Died: 18 June 1848

Cause of death: Accidentally shot by Captain George Wofford, Volunteers.

Location of fatality: Vera Cruz, Mexico