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Albert O'Connor

Date of birth: July 15, 1843
Date of death: April 03, 1928
Burial location: Orting, Washington
Place of Birth: Canada, Herford
Home of record: Lodi Wisconsin
Status: POW


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Albert O'Connor, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on March 31 & 1 April 1865, while serving with Company A, 7th Wisconsin Infantry, in action at Gravelly Run, Virginia. On 31 March 1865, with a comrade, Sergeant O'Connor recaptured a Union officer from a detachment of nine Confederates, capturing three of the detachment and dispersing the remainder, and on 1 April 1865, he 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.

General Orders: Date of Issue: February 27, 1917

Action Date: March 31 & April 1, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company A

Division: 7th Wisconsin Infantry