|Born||July 15, 1843|
|Died||April 3, 1928(aged 84)|
|Place of birth||Herford, Canada|
|Place of death||Orting, Washington|
|Place of burial||Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery, Orting, Washington|
United States of America|
United States Army|
|Years of service||1861 - 1865|
|Unit||7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
O'Connor was born on July 15, 1843 in Herford, Canada. His official residence was listed as Lodi, Wisconsin. He joined the US Army from West Point, Wisconsin in June 1861, and mustered out in July 1865. He died in Orting, Washington, and was buried in Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
His award citation reads:
For extraordinary heroism on March 31 & 1 April 1865, while serving with Company A, 7th Wisconsin Infantry, in action at Gravelly Run, Virginia. On 31 March 1865, with a comrade, Sergeant O'Connor recaptured a Union officer from a detachment of nine Confederates, capturing three of the detachment and dispersing the remainder, and on 1 April 1865, he seized a stand of Confederate colors, killing a Confederate officer in a hand-to-hand contest over the colors and retaining the colors until surrounded by Confederates and compelled to relinquish them.
- ↑ "Albert O'Connor". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=59. Retrieved October 7, 2010.
- ↑ Short Bio
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