June 28, 1838|
|Died||September 12, 1913
|Place of burial||Oregon Township Cemetery, Lapeer County, Michigan|
|Allegiance||United States of America
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Years of service||1862 - 1865|
|Unit||17th Michigan Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
-Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Alber was born on June 28, 1838, in Germany. He joined the 17th Michigan Infantry from Manchester, Michigan in July 1862. In 1864, while serving as a private during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, he rescued an officer from his regiment who had been captured by Confederate troops, and captured two of the Confederates.
Alber died in September 12, 1913, and is buried in Oregon Township Cemetery in Lapeer County, Michigan.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 17th Michigan Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Entered service at: Manchester, Mich. Born: 1838, Germany. Date of issue: July 30, 1896.
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.
- "Civil War (A-L); Alber, Frederick entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 6, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2010.