Sergeant Albert O'Connor

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PROFILE


Rank and organization:
Sergeant, Company A, 7th Wisconsin Infantry.
Place and date: Gravelly Run, Virginia, March 31 and April 1, 1865.
Entered service at: West Point Township, Columbia County, Wisconsin
Birth: Canada.
Date of issue: Unknown
Citation: On March 31, 1865, with a comrade, recaptured a Union officer from a detachment of nine (9) Confederates, capturing three (3) of the detachment and dispersing the remainder. And on April 1, 1865, seized a stand of Confederate colors, killing a Confederate officer in a hand-to-hand contest over the colors and retaining the colors until surrounded by Confederates and compelled to relinquish them.

Note: O'Connor 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.

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Washington Soldier's Home Cemetery
Orting, Washington