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CMOHS.org - Colonel SHALER, ALEXANDER, U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

SHALER, ALEXANDER

Rank: Colonel
Organization: U.S. Army
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Division: 65th New York Infantry
Born: 19 March 1827, Haddam, Conn.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: New York, N.Y.
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Place / Date: At Marye's Heights, Va., 3 May 1863
 
 


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Citation

At a most critical moment, the head of the charging column being about to be crushed by the severe fire of the enemy's artillery and infantry, he pushed forward with a supporting column, pierced the enemy's works, and turned their flank.