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Albert Moore



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

San Francisco National Cemetery

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Born:  December 25, 1862 at Merced, CA

Entered Service in the US Marine Corps from California

Earned The Medal of Honor During the China Relief For heroism July 21 - August 17, 1900 at Peking, China

Died:  September 14, 1916 at the age of 53

Early at the turn of the century a rebel force in China that called itself the Society of "Righteous and Harmonious Fists", subsequently called the "Boxers", initiated a rebellion in China that threatened the legations of several nations in Peking and Tietsen. The 1st Regiment (Marines) under Major Littleton Waller arrived in China on June 19 and tried to seize Tientsin, but was driven back. On June 23 Waller's Marines finally entered the Tientsin, where they held tenuously until reinforced by U.S. Army troops on July 12. Private Albert Moore was one of ten Marine privates and one Marine drummer awarded the Medal of Honor for the continuing actions from July 19 until the scaling of the walls at Peking, rout of the Boxers, and rescue of the civilians and their Marine Guard on August 17. Although under heavy fire from the enemy, Private Moore assisted in the erection of barricades.



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