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

Frederick Alber

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    17th Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 12, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA
Bravely rescued Lt. Charles H. Todd of his regiment who had been captured by a party of Confederates by shooting down one, knocking over another with the butt of his musket, and taking them both prisoners.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Manchester, Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 30, 1896
  • Born: June 28, 1838, Germany
  • Died: September 12, 1913, Elba, MI, United States
  • Buried: City Cemetery (1-1), Columbiaville, Oregon Township, MI, United States

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