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Albert Beyer
Born (1859-06-13)June 13, 1859
Died October 29, 1929(1929-10-29) (aged 70)
Place of birth Hannover, Germany
Place of death Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1898-?
Rank Coxswain
Unit USS Nashville (PG-7)

Spanish-American War

Awards Medal of Honor

Albert Beyer (June 13, 1859 – October 29, 1929) was a United States Navy Coxswain received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of Cienfuegos during the Spanish-American War. He was one of 52 sailors and Marines awarded the Medal for actions during that battle.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and Organization: Coxswain, United States Navy. Born: June 13, 1859, Hanover, Germany. Entered Service At: Boston, Mass. G.O. No.: 521, July 7, 1899.


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

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