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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. Plymouth
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 27, 1876
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: at sea, off Haiti
Citation

Second Award: For gallant conduct in jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Plymouth, at sea, and rescuing from drowning one of the crew of that vessel on 27 April 1876.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Louisiana
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 9, 1876
  • Born: June 17, 1844, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA
  • Died: May 27, 1919
  • Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
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