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Albert O'Connor
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Born: July 15, 1843(1843-07-15)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Battles: American Civil War
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Albert O'Connor (born July 15, 1843) served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor.

O'Connor was born on July 15, 1843 in Herford, Germany. His official residence was listed as Lodi, Wisconsin.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[]

His award citation reads:

For extraordinary heroism on March 31 & 1 April 1865, while serving with Company A, 7th Wisconsin Infantry, in action at Gravelly Run, Virginia. On 31 March 1865, with a comrade, Sergeant O'Connor recaptured a Union officer from a detachment of nine Confederates, capturing three of the detachment and dispersing the remainder, and on 1 April 1865, he seized a stand of Confederate colors, killing a Confederate officer in a hand-to-hand contest over the colors and retaining the colors until surrounded by Confederates and compelled to relinquish them.

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