24th Michigan MEDAL OF HONOR

24th Michigan MEDAL OF HONOR

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Almost ... coulda been .... shoulda been - Recipient Only man "almost" so honored)

COL. ALBERT M. EDWARDS

    Edwards, Albert M.

    (Field & Staff)

    Born: 1835 (Maine) -

    Died: Unknown

    Residence at time of enlistment: Detroit, MI

    Enlisted: April 16, 1861 into Co. K of the 1st MI Infantry as a Captain

    Transferred: August 15, 1862 into Co. F of the 24th MI Infantry

    Promotion: Major - November 22, 1863

    Promotion: Lieutenant Colonel - June 9, 1864

    Promotion: Colonel - March 13, 1865 by Brevet

    POW: 1st Bull Run, VA - July 21, 1861

    (Exchanged on May 20, 1862)

    Comanding Regiment: July 1863 to February 1863 - and - January 25, 1865 to March 1865

    Mustered Out: June 30, 1865 as a Colonel

    What "coulda, shoulda been" his)
    MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION:

    He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 5, 1864 at Wilderness, VA. "While his unit (24th MI) charged the enemy ... capturing 300 prisoners,
    Major Albert M. Edwards secured the flag of the 48th Virginia from a Confererate color-bearer."
    By the criteria commonly used in the Civil War,
    capturing a Confederate battle flag "coulda, shoulda" entitled
    Major Edwards to a Medal of Honor.


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