Adolph Libaire

Adolph Libaire

Birth
Baccarat, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France
Death 5 Sep 1920 (aged 80)
New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section E/F, Lot 19638
Memorial ID 8219078 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His true name was Adolphe Libaire. He served in the 9th New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, being mustered in as Captain and commander of Company E on May 4, 1861. He was awarded the CMOH for action on September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam, Maryland, with his citation reading "In the advance on the enemy and after his color bearer and the entire color guard of eight men had been shot down, this officer seized the regimental flag and with conspicuous gallantry carried it to the extreme front, urging the line forward." Honorably mustered out on May 20, 1863, he was awarded his Medal on April 2, 1898, thirty six years after his valorous act.

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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 29 Dec 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8219078
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adolph Libaire (2 May 1840–5 Sep 1920), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8219078, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .