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Alexander Shaler

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Organization:    65th New York Infantry
Entered Service:   New York, N.Y.
Birth:   19 March 1827, Haddam, Conn.
Date Medal Issued:   25 November 1893.

Date of Action:   3 May 1863.
Place of Action:   Marye's Heights, Va.

At a most critical moment, the head of the charging column being about to be crushed by the severe fire of the enemy's artillery and infantry, he pushed forward with a supporting column, pierced the enemy's works, and turned their flank.
US Army Medal of Honor, 1865

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