Adjutant Albert Wallber


        Albert Wallber was born in Berlin, Germany, April 13, 1842, and came to Milwaukee with his parent in November, 1855. He was admitted to membership, First Class Original, in the Commandery of the State of Wisconsin, Military Order Loyal Legion of the United States, November 7, 1906, being entitled thereto by virtue of his service as an officer in the volunteer service of the United States during the Civil War, which was as follows: Second Lieutenant Company F, 26th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, August 20, 1862; First Lieutenant same company and regiment, February 1, 1863, which position he retained to April 3, 1864, when he was compelled to resign on account of disability. During part of his service he was detailed and served as Ordnance Officer of the 2d Brigade, 3d Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac. Commissioned Adjutant, May 10, 1863, but never mustered as such, nor assumed or position, owing to his capture at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863.
        Albert Wallber participate with credit in the campaign against Fredericksburg, the battle of Chancellorsville, and the battle of Gettysburg, where on July 1, 1863, he was taken prisoner and was confined in Libby Prison at Richmond, Va., from whence he made his successful escape through the tunnel February 9, 1864. His Military record was without blemish.
        After leaving the service he returned to Milwaukee and engaged in his vocation, and was secretary of the Milwaukee Brewers' Association. He also was the vice president of Weisel & Vilter Manufactureing Company. His love for German language, culture and literature, as well as all that in German character stands for good.
        He was much devoted to and took much interest in an institution of learning established here in 1851 - the German-English Academy - of which he was secretary and president from 1872 to 1904, and he was also secretary of the National German-American Teachers' Seminary form 1899 to the time of his death. He was a polished speaker, both in the English and German languages as well as a prominent local dramatic actor. He was also a member of Wolcott Post No. 1, G.A.R. and of Robert Chivas Post No. 2, G.A.R., as well as a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
        Albert died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 17, 1911. He left a widow, one son and one daughter.

(Photo from Germania)

Adjutant Albert Wallber Mollus Paper Trip to Libby Prison

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