[ Medal of Honor Citation ]
Alexander Shaler[more about him]
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.
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