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Alexander Mack
Personal Information
Born: May 17, 1834(1834-05-17)
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Died: September 25, 1907 (aged 73)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Navy
Union Navy
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Rank: Captain of the top
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Unit: USS Brooklyn (1858)
Battles: American Civil War
Awards: Medal of Honor
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Alexander Mack (1834–1907) was a Captain of the Top in the United States Navy and a Medal of Honor recipient for his role in the American Civil War.

Mack is buried in Saint Patricks Cemetery, Fall River, Massachusetts.[1] His grave can be found in Section 11, Lot 172.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[]

Rank and organization: Captain of the Top, United States Navy.
Born: 1836, Holland. Accredited to: New York.
G.O. No.: 45, December 31, 1864.


On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on August 5, 1864. Although wounded and sent below for treatment, Mack immediately returned to his post and took charge of his gun and, as heavy enemy return fire continued to fall, performed his duties with skill and courage until he was again wounded and totally disabled.[2]

See also[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Alexander Mack (Medal of Honor) at Find a Grave. Retrieved on 2007-12-30 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "findagrave" defined multiple times with different content
  2. "Mack, Alexander entry". Medal of Honor recipients: Civil War (M-Z). CMH, U.S. Army. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 


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