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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 27/01/1845 Lisbon, New Hampshire. d. 24/03/1918 Laurel, Maryland.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 28/10/1869 Braxos River, Texas.

 

George Albee was born in Lisbon, New Hampshire, on January 27, 1845. Albee enlisted in Company G (Wisconsin), Berdan's Sharpshooters in June 1862. After two months in the field he was wounded at the Second Battle of Bull Run and discharged for disability while convalescing. He later enlisted in 1863 as an artilleryman in the 3rd Wisconsin Light Artillery but was discharged to accept a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 36th Wisconsin Infantry; he was later promoted to 1st Lieutenant. After the Civil War Albee served as a lieutenant in the 36th U.S. Colored Infantry (1866), 41st U.S. Infantry (1866–1869), 24th U.S. Infantry (1869-1878). He retired from the US Army in 1878, and later became Captain of the "National Blues" Company D 2nd Regiment Connecticut National Guard in 1891. Shortly thereafter, Albee was promoted to Major and Brigade Inspector of Rifle Practice of the Connecticut National Guard.

 

He died March 24, 1918 in Laurel, Maryland, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His gravesite is located in Section 2, Lot 850. His wife, Mary Hawes Albee (1848–1907), is buried with him.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Attacked with 2 men a force of 11 Indians, drove them from the hills, and reconnoitered the country beyond.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 2, Site 850ES

 

George Emerson Albee

ALBEE ALBEE GRAVE

SECTION 2, LOT 850ES