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Ft. Meade National Cemetery Stories

Abram B. Brant

Abram B. Brant On June 25, 1876 there stood a young man who was 5’5 7/8” with hazel eyes, light hair, and a fair complexion holding onto a bucket full of water near the Little Bighorn River in Montana.  Bullets were buzzing around him as he bravely navigated his way to the injured so they could obtain the care they so desperately needed. Private Abram B. Brant was just one of fourteen soldiers who received…

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Jun

Ft. Meade National Cemetery Stories

Albert Knaak

Albert Knaak There is not much known about the only Medal of Honor recipient buried at Fort Meade National Cemetery. Albert Knaak was born overseas in Luxembourg, Switzerland, in the year 1842.  Why he decided to immigrate to the United States is unknown, although there is speculation that he, like many other Europeans, left his home country to escape the social and political problems which were out of his control.  Once in the States, Knaak…

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Jun

Ft. Meade National Cemetery Stories

Buffalo Soldiers of Fort Meade

Buffalo Soldiers of Fort Meade Stories of the heroic acts of soldiers permeate the centuries, from the last stand of the three hundred Spartan warriors against one hundred thousand Persians, to modern soldiers carrying their wounded comrades under heavy fire with no regard to their own safety. But what about the stories that slipped through the cracks? Where are the stories about the soldiers who were once slaves and servants? There are so many stories…