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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

John A Falconer

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    17th Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 20, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Conducted the "burning party" of his regiment at the time a charge was made on the enemy's picket line, and burned the house which had sheltered the enemy's sharpshooters, thus insuring success to a hazardous enterprise.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Manchester, Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 27, 1896
  • Born: 1844, Washtenaw County, MI, United States
  • Died: April 1, 1900, Warensburg, MO, United States
  • Buried: Sunset Hill Cemetery (PM) (475), Warensburg, MO, United States

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