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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


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.


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