|Born||June 13, 1859|
|Died||October 29, 1929(aged 70)|
|Place of birth||Hannover, Germany|
|Place of death||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1898-?|
|Unit||USS Nashville (PG-7)|
|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.
- "Medal of Honor citation". http://www.homeofheroes.com/moh/citations_1898_spa/beyer.html. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
- "Burial Plot". http://www.mountmoriahcemetery.org/component/option,com_gallery2/Itemid,27/?g2_itemId=1628. Retrieved September 24, 2010. [dead link]
- "Albert Beyer". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21883. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
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