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b. 1840 Switzerland.  d. 07/04/1897 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 08-10/1868 Arizona Territory.

 

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Switzerland, he served during the Wars against the Plains Indians as a Private in Company B, 8th United States Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his brave service in Arizona from August to October 1868.

 

His Medal was awarded to him on July 24, 1869. He was severely injured when he was thrown from his horse at Fort Meade, Dakota Territory, on October 27, 1896, but apparently caught a disease later in the spring which caused complications. In the 1880 census, he is listed as a First Sergeant in Company B, 8th US Cavalry at Fort Clark, Texas.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians

 

BURIAL LOCATION: FORT MEADE NATIONAL CEMETERY, STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA.

Section 2, Grave 101

Albert Knaak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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