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 Albert Knaak

Albert Knaak

Birth
Switzerland
Death 7 Apr 1897 (aged 56–57)
South Dakota, USA
Burial Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
Plot Section 2, Grave 101
Memorial ID 7037226 · View Source
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Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Switzerland, he served during the Wars against the Plains Indians as a Private in Company B, 8th United States Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his brave service in Arizona from August to October 1868. His citation reads "Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians". His Medal was awarded to him on July 24, 1869. He was severely injured when he was thrown from his horse at Fort Meade, Dakota Territory, on October 27, 1896, but apparently caught a disease later in the spring which caused complications. In the 1880 census, he is listed as a First Sergeant in Company B, 8th US Cavalry at Fort Clark, Texas.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7037226
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Knaak (1840–7 Apr 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7037226, citing Fort Meade National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .