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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

Albert Weisbogel

Details
  • Rank: Captain of the Mizzen Top (Highest Rank: Petty Officer)
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Benicia
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: January 11, 1874
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: at Sea
Citation

First Award: For gallant conduct in jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Benicia, at sea, and rescuing from drowning one of the crew of that vessel, 11 January 1874.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Louisiana
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 23, 1876
  • Born: 1844, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, United States
  • Died: May 27, 1919, Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY, United States
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