Moore, Albert, 1st Sgt

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First Sergeant
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1903-1908, HHC, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry
Service Years
1883 - 1908

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Two Overseas Service Bars

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San Francisco

Date of Passing
Sep 14, 1916
Location of Interment
San Francisco National Cemetery - San Francisco, California
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Not Specified

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Sergeant Moore served many years in the Army prior to 1900 with a career spanning from 1883 until 1908. He enlisted for one hitch in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1898-1903. In all of his service, the character of his service was rated as "Good" to "Excellent".

He first enlisted at the age of 22 on 8 November 1883 at the Benecia Barracks, and was discharged 8 November 1888. Served with D Company, 1st Artillery at the Presidio of San Francisco.

He re-enlisted on 17 November 1888, and was discharged 16 November 1893 at the Presidio of San Francisco as a Sergeant, D Company, 5th Artillery. He again reenlisted on 28 December 1894 at the Benecia Barracks, California, and served with A Company, 1st Infantry. He was discharged 27 December 1897 at the Presidio of San Francisco, as a Private.

On 18 January 1898, he enlisted in the Marine Corps at Mare island, California. He served in the Marines until 17 January 1903. It was during this period that he served in combat during the Spanish-American War at the Battle of Santiago, Cuba aboard the USS Oregon BB-3 in 1898.

This same cruiser, the USS Oregon, transported the Marine contingent to China where he was part of the 1st Marine Regiment that protected the legations there. He fought against the Boxers in what was known as the China Relief Expedition/Boxer Rebellion.

He was awarded the Medal of Honor on 19 July 1901.

His Citation reads:

Medal of Honor Awarded for actions during the China Relief

For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Albert Moore, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action in the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Although under a heavy fire from the enemy, Private Moore assisted in the erection of barricades.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 55 (July 19, 1901)
Action Date: July 21 - August 17, 1900
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Private

In the last part of his career, he reenlisted in the Army on 14 February 1906 in New York and retired there on 27 August 1908, having served as a 1st Sergeant with A Company, 23d Infantry.

He continued to live in San Francisco after his retirement from the service according to the Census records. No other information of his private life. He passed away in 1916, cause unknown. At the time of the 1910 Census, he was living as a lodger in a hotel in San Francisco, still single, listing his occupation as "Soldier, retired."

1st Sgt. Albert Moore was interred in San Francisco National Cemetery at the Presidio, San Francisco, in Section: West , Site: 1032-A.
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US Marine Corps1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry
  1898-1903, US Marine Corps
  1903-1908, HHC, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War1
  1900-1900 Boxer Rebellion (China Relief Service)1
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