SHALER, ALEXANDER - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Colonel, 65th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Marye's Heights, Va., 3 May 1863.

Entered service at:   New York, N.Y. Born: 19 March 1827, Haddam, Conn. Date of issue 25 November 1893.

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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)