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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 28/06/1838 Germany. d. 12/09/1913 Columbiaville, Michigan.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 12/05/1864 Spotsylvania, Virginia.

 

Alber was born on June 28, 1838 in Germany. He joined the 17th Michigan Infantry from Manchester, Michigan in July 1862. In 1864, while serving as a Private during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, he rescued an officer from his regiment who had been captured by Confederate troops, and captured two of the Confederates.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

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.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: OREGON TOWNSHIP CEMETERY, LAPEER COUNTY, MICHIGAN.

SECTION 1, LOT 1.

Frederick Alber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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