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Adolphe Libaire
Born (1840-05-02)May 2, 1840
Died September 5, 1920(1920-09-05) (aged 80)
Place of birth Baccarat, France
Place of burial Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1863
Rank Captain
Unit 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Adolphe Libaire (May 2, 1840 – September 5, 1920) was a Captain in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War.

Libaire was commissioned into the 9th New York Infantry in July 1861, and mustered out with his regiment in May 1863.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Captain, Company E, 9th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth:------. Date of issue: April 2, 1898.


In the advance on the enemy and after his color bearer and the entire color guard of 8 men had been shot down, this officer seized the regimental flag and with conspicuous gallantry carried it to the extreme front, urging the line forward.[2]

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PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. Regimental roster
  2. ""ADOLPHE LIBAIRE" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: American Civil War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Archived from the original on 10 March 2008. Retrieved March 13, 2008. 

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