George Emerson Albee MOH

b. 27/01/1845 Lisbon, New Hampshire. d. 24/03/1918 Laurel, Maryland.

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 28/10/1869 Braxos River, Texas.

George E Albee MOH

George Emerson Albee was born the first child to Maria S. (Gould) and Otis A. Albee, on the 27 January 1845 in Grafton County, Lisbon, New Hampshire. Eventually the family moved to Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin where the family settled on a farm. By 1860 the family had grown to an additional three children, Mary K., age 5, Francis, age 2 and Ellen G., age 2 months. Albee enlisted in Company G (Wisconsin), Berdan’s Sharpshooters in June 1862. After two months in the field he was wounded at the Second Battle of Bull Run and discharged for disability while convalescing. He later enlisted in 1863 as an artilleryman in the 3rd Wisconsin Light Artillery but was discharged to accept a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 36th Wisconsin Infantry; he was later promoted to 1st Lieutenant. After the Civil War Albee served as a lieutenant in the 36th U.S. Colored Infantry (1866), 41st U.S. Infantry (1866–1869), 24th U.S. Infantry (1869-1878).

During Georges’ military service he married Mary Elizabeth (Hawes) on 11 July 1872 and to them were born two daughters, Mab Corbin Albee, born 1873 at Fort Brown, Cameron, Texas and Maria Hawes Albee, born 1883. Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin. He retired from the US Army in 1878, and later became Captain of the “National Blues” Company D 2nd Regiment Connecticut National Guard in 1891. Shortly thereafter, Albee was promoted to Major and Brigade Inspector of Rifle Practice of the Connecticut National Guard. On January 6, 1907, George’s wife, Mary died. He then married Fredericka Strong June 20, 1910 and they resided in Maryland.

He died March 24, 1918 in Laurel, Maryland, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His gravesite is located in Section 2, Lot 850. His wife, Mary Hawes Albee (1848–1907), is buried with him.



Attacked with 2 men a force of 11 Indians, drove them from the hills, and reconnoitered the country beyond.



Section 2, Site 850ES