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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Alexander U McHale

  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    26th Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 12, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, USA
Captured a Confederate color in a charge, threw the flag over in front of the works, and continued in the charge upon the enemy.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 11, 1900
  • Born: March 16, 1837, Ireland
  • Died: March 13, 1911, Soldiers Home - Orting, WA, United States
  • Buried: Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery , Orting, WA, United States

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