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  • Dick Williams

    Alexander Shaler (1827-1911) Connecticut. Brigadier General. Brevet Major General. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Second Battle of Fredericksburg. Captured at the Battle of the Wilderness, He was exchanged and served in the Department of the Gulf. After the war, he was at various times the head of the New York City Fire Department, president of the National Rifle Association, and Mayor of Ridgefield, New Jersey from 1899 to 1901.

  • Aurora Devine

    Alexander Shaler (Mar 19,1827– Dec 28,1911) was a Union Army general in the American Civil War. He received the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions at the Second Battle of Fredericksburg. After the war, he was at various times the head of the New York City Fire Department, president of the National Rifle Association, and Mayor of Ridgefield, New Jersey from 1899 to 1901.

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    Photos: The Best Facial Hair in the Civil War

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