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Albert Oss
Born 1818
Died December 18 1898 (aged 79–80)
Place of birth Belgium
Place of burial Holy Sepulchre Cemetery,
East Orange, New Jersey
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch Union Army
Rank Private
Unit Company B, 11th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Albert Oss (1818–December 18, 1898)was a soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor. He served in the 11th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

BiographyEdit

Albert Oss was born in 1818 and immigrated to the United States from Belgium. He joined the Army from Newark, New Jersey. Albert Oss died December 18, 1898. He is buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange, New Jersey and his grave can be found in Section H, Soldiers' Plot, Lot 137, Grave 4.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

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Rank and Organization:

Private, Company B, 11th New Jersey Infantry. Place and Date: At Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. Entered Service At: Newark, N.J. Birth: Belgium. Date of Issue: May 6, 1892.

Citation:

Remained in the rifle pits after the others had retreated, firing constantly, and contesting the ground step by step.[1][2]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "Albert Oss, Civil War Medal of Honor recipient". Army of Medal of Honor website. 2007-07-16. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwarmz.html. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  2. "OSS, ALBERT, Civil War Medal of Honor recipient". American Civil War website. 2007-11-08. Archived from the original on 28 October 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20071028173403/http://americancivilwar.com/medal_of_honor7.html. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 

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