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 Alexander Shaler

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Alexander Shaler

Birth
Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Death 28 Dec 1911 (aged 84)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Ridgefield, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 5834089 View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Union Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 65th New York Volunteers in June, 1861 and became Colonel in July, 1862. At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, on May 3, 1863, in a most critical moment during the attack, the head of the Union charging column was about to be over taken by the severe fire of the enemy's artillery and infantry. At this moment Colonel Shaler pushed forward with a supporting column, into the Confederate lines and turned their flanks back. For gallantry in action, he was promoted Brigadier General on May 26, 1863 and awarded the Medal of Honor on November 25, 1893.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 9 Oct 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5834089
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5834089/alexander-shaler : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Shaler (19 Mar 1827–28 Dec 1911), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5834089, citing Ridgefield Cemetery, Ridgefield, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .