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b. 02/05/1840 Baccarat, France. d. 05/09/1920 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 17/09/1862 Antietam, Maryland.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His true name was Adolphe Libaire. He served in the 9th New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, being mustered in as Captain and commander of Company E on May 4, 1861. He was awarded the CMOH for action on September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam, Maryland. Honorably mustered out on May 20, 1863, he was awarded his Medal on April 2, 1898, thirty six years after his valorous act.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

In the advance on the enemy and after his color bearer and the entire color guard of eight men had been shot down, this officer seized the regimental flag and with conspicuous gallantry carried it to the extreme front, urging the line forward.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GREENWOOD CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

Section E/F, Lot 19638

Adolphe Libaire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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