Frederick Albright

BirthJune 29, 1843
DeathMay 7, 1931
CemeteryGreenwood (Hansen)
PostHansen (Hansen)
Unit6th Iowa Cavalry, Company I

Corporal Frederick Albright

Company I, 6th Iowa Cavalry

Albright (also spelled Ahlbright) was born in Iowa on June 29, 1843. He was living in Iowa City (Johnson County), Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on December 8, 1862. He was mustered on December 11, 1862 and served about 34 months. He was mustered out on October 17, 1865 at Sioux City, Iowa.

The 6th Iowa Cavalry was organized at Davenport, Iowa between January 31 and March 5, 1863. The unit was assigned to General Sully’s Expedition against hostile Sioux Indians in the Dakota Territory between August 13 and September 11, 1863. During 2 days of fighting (September 3 and 5, 1863) the regiment lost 11 soldiers and 18 were wounded at the Battle of White Stone Hill (ND).

Albright died on May 7, 1931 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hansen (Adams County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Hansen Post (#160) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Hansen, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Strickland Post (#13) in Hastings and the Harrison Post (#283) in Trumbull of the GAR.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.