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Albert Knaak
Birth: 1840, Switzerland
Death: Apr. 7, 1897, USA

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Switzerland, he served during the Wars against the Plains Indians as a Private in Company B, 8th United States Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his brave service in Arizona from August to October 1868. His citation reads "Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians". His Medal was awarded to him on July 24, 1869. He was severely injured when he was thrown from his horse at Fort Meade, Dakota Territory, on October 27, 1896, but apparently caught a disease later in the spring which caused complications. In the 1880 census, he is listed as a First Sergeant in Company B, 8th US Cavalry at Fort Clark, Texas. (bio by: grave hunter) 
 
Burial:
Fort Meade National Cemetery
Sturgis
Meade County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Section 2, Grave 101
GPS (lat/lon): 44.41093, -103.48894
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: grave hunter
Record added: Dec 27, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7037226
Albert Knaak
Added by: FedupinLA
 
Albert Knaak
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Sir, A new grave photo with American and MOH flags in your honor this Memorial Day 2016
- FedupinLA
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