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SHALER, ALEXANDER

shaler alexander

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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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Colonel (highest rank: Brevet Major General) 65th New York Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut

Citation

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.