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Alexander Mack
Born (1834-05-17)May 17, 1834
Died September 25, 1907(1907-09-25) (aged 73)
Place of birth Rotterdam
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Union Navy
Rank Chief Boatswain
Unit USS Brooklyn (1858)
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Alexander Mack (1834–1907) was a sailor in the United States Navy and a Medal of Honor recipient for his role in the American Civil War.

Mack is buried in Saint Patricks Cemetery, Fall River, Massachusetts.[1] His grave can be found in Section 11, Lot 172.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

Rank and organization: Captain of the Top, United States Navy.
Born: 1836, Holland. Accredited to: New York.
G.O. No.: 45, December 31, 1864.


On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on August 5, 1864. Although wounded and sent below for treatment, Mack immediately returned to his post and took charge of his gun and, as heavy enemy return fire continued to fall, performed his duties with skill and courage until he was again wounded and totally disabled.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Alexander Mack (Medal of Honor)". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8155597. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  2. "Mack, Alexander entry". Medal of Honor recipients: Civil War (M-Z). June 8, 2009 publisher= United States Army Center of Military History. Archived from the original on 28 December 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20071228044032/http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwarmz.html. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 

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