|Death: ||Jul. 1, 1863|
Andrew J. Albert was the son of Frederick Fritz Albert (1789 – 1875) and Mary Deats/Deatz Albert (1791 – 1874). Andrew was a carpenter by trade. Andrew enlisted as a Private at Harrisburg, PA on 11 October 1862 at the age of 32, in Company K, 153rd Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania, commanded by Capt. Isaac Buzzard. A brother, Anthony A., also enlisted in Co. K. Andrew was killed in the fighting by "a shot to the temple" on 01 July 1863, in the early skirmishes at Gettysburg.
Deducing from Andrew's date of death, the unit in which he served and the records of the deployment of troops, he was likely killed at Barlow's Knoll or during the unit's retreat when their line was overrun.
Arriving on the scene around noon, the Union 11th Corps deployed to the right of the 1st Corps in the fields north of the town. Francis Channing Barlow led his division to an exposed position, far forward of the rest of the 11th Corps line, now known as "Barlow's Knoll". Barlow was assailed from the north by John B. Gordon's brigade of Jubal Early's division of Ewell's Corps. Barlow's line was flanked on both sides and crumbled, and the surviving soldiers streamed back to town.
Andrew left a widow, Matilda, and five children: Sarah M Albert 10), Ann E Albert (5), Arbanus Albert (4), Robert T Albert (3), and Mary E Albert (5/12).
Frederick Albert (1789 - 1875)
Mary Deats Albert (1791 - 1875)
Urbanus Albert (1856 - 1912)*
Note: The actual disposition of Andrew's remains is unknown. The remains were not returned home. He is either an "unknown" in the Gettysburg cemetery or perhaps buried in some unknown location in the fields around Gettysburg.
Gettysburg National Cemetery
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Remembering a Soldier in the 153rd Regiment who gave his life fighting for his country.|
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Private, Company K, 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry|
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