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 Albert O'Connor

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Albert O'Connor

  • Birth 15 Jul 1843 East Hereford, Estrie Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Death 3 Apr 1928 Orting, Pierce County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Orting, Pierce County, Washington, USA
  • Plot Section 4, Row L, Grave 5
  • Memorial ID 8063769

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. He enlisted at West Point Township, Columbia County, Wisconsin June 12, 1861 and served as a Sergeant in Company A of the 7th Wisconsin Infantry. At Gravelly Run, Virginia on March 31, 1865 he with a comrade recaptured a Union officer from a detachment of 9 Confederates, capturing 3 of the detachment and dispersing the remainder. On April 1, 1865, he seized a stand of Confederate colors, killing a Confederate officer in a hand to hand combat over the flag. He retained the colors until surrounded by Confederates and was compelled to relinquish them. He mustered out of the Union Army on July 3, 1865 as a brevet Captain and is one of 24 Canadians awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during the Civil War.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 6 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8063769
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert O'Connor (15 Jul 1843–3 Apr 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8063769, citing Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery, Orting, Pierce County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .