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b. 1852 Germany. d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 17/03/1876 Powder River, Montana.

 

Albert Glawinski was born in 1852, in Germany, and enlisted into the United States Army from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was assigned as a Blacksmith Private to Company M, of the 3rd United States Cavalry Regiment. Glawinski was 24 years of age in March 1876, when he fought at the Battle of Powder River, on March 17, 1876. There, he selected exposed positions on the battlefield. Exactly two months later, on June 17, 1876, Albert fought with his company at the Battle of Rosebud. Albert Glawinski was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions at the Powder River, on October 16, 1877.

 

By March 1907, Glawinski was living in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. The exact date of his death and his burial place are unknown.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

During a retreat Blacksmith Glavinski selected exposed positions, he was part of the rear guard.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

Albert Glavinski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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