ALBER, FREDERICK - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company A, 17th Michigan Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864.

Entered service at:   Manchester, Mich. Born: 1838, Germany.

Date of issue:   30 July 1896.

Citation:   Bravely rescued Lt. Charles H. Todd of his regiment who had been captured by a party of Confederates by shooting down one, knocking over another with the butt of his musket, and taking them both prisoners.

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)