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Spanish-American War - U.S. Navy

Albert Beyer

  • Rank: Coxswain (Highest Rank: Chief Master-of-Arms)
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Nashville
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 11, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cienfuegos, Cuba
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Beyer set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
Medal of Honor Recipient Albert Beyer
Medal of Honor Recipient Albert Beyer
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: June 13, 1859, Hanover, Germany
  • Died: October 29, 1929, Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Buried: Mount Moriah Cemetery (MH) (VA Plot-1-9-2), Philadelphia, PA, United States

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