Albert E. Fernald

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Albert E. Fernald
Born (1838-05-13)May 13, 1838
Winterport, Maine
Died December 3, 1908(1908-12-03) (aged 70)
Winterport, Maine
Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank First Lieutenant
Unit Maine Company F, 20th Maine Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Five Forks
Awards Medal of Honor

First Lieutenant Albert E. Fernald (May 13, 1838 to December 3, 1908) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Fernald received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Five Forks in Virginia on 1 April 1865. He was honored with the award on 10 May 1865.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Fernald was born in Winterport, Maine on 13 May 1838. He enlisted into the 20th Maine Infantry. He died on 3 December 1908 and his remains are interred at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Maine.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

During a rush at the enemy, Lt. Fernald seized, during a scuffle, the flag of the 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Albert E. Fernald". Retrieved 22 November 2013.