| 1861 - 1864|
| Medal of Honor|
| July 1, 1824
Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1824-07-01) |
Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Massachusetts
American Civil War
• Battle of Gettysburg
May 12, 1864, Virginia, United States
American Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg
United States Army, Union Army
United States of America
Benjamin Franklin Falls Wikipedia
Benjamin Franklin Falls (July 1, 1824 - May 12, 1864) was a Medal of Honor recipient, an honor he received for his actions during the American Civil War.
Falls joined the 19th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry from Lynn, Massachusetts in August 1861. He earned the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, on July 3, 1863. His citation, awarded posthumously on December 1, 1864, simply reads, "capture of flag." He was mortally wounded on May 10, 1864 during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, and died two days later.
Following his death, he was interred at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, Massachusetts.