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Frederick Alber

  • Birth 28 Jun 1838 Germany
  • Death 12 Sep 1913 Elba, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Columbiaville, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 5859818

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Germany, he was 24 years old when he enlisted on July 2, 1862, at Manchester, Michigan in the 17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Mustered in as a Private in Company A, he would go on to be awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 12, 1864. His citation reads "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". He served through the end of the war, and was honorably mustered out on June 3, 1865 at Delaney House, Washington, DC. His Medal was awarded to him on July 30, 1896, thirty-two years later. He was one of eight 17th Michigan soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Private Joseph E. Brandle, Corporal John A. Falconer , Private Andrew J. Kelley, Sergeant Daniel McFall, Corporal Irwin Shepard, Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Swift, and Sergeant Charles A. Thompson).

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  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5859818
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Alber (28 Jun 1838–12 Sep 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5859818, citing Oregon Township Cemetery, Columbiaville, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .