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First Name: Albert

Last Name: Beyer

Birthplace: Hannover, DEU

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: Boston, MA
Middle Name: E.

Date of Birth: 13 June 1859

Date of Death: 29 October 1929

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Years Served: 1898 - ?
Albert E. Beyer

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Albert E. Beyer

Coxswain, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Coxswain Albert E. Beyer (13 June 1859 - 29 October 1929)* was a U.S. Navy sailor who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Battle of Cienfuegos in the Spanish-American War. He was one of 52 sailors and Marines awarded the Medal for actions during that battle.

*(Dates might be 12 June 1859-16 March 1929??)

Albert E. Beyer was born 13 June 1859 in Hannover, Germany, and served as a Coxswain in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Beyer set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Death and Burial

Coxswain Albert E. Beyer died on 29 October 1929. He is buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

Honoree ID: 1855   Created by: MHOH




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