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Benjamin Franklin Falls

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Years of service  1861 - 1864
Rank  Colour sergeant
Awards  Medal of Honor
Name  Benjamin Falls

Benjamin Franklin Falls
Born  July 1, 1824 Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1824-07-01)
Place of burial  Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Massachusetts
Battles/wars  American Civil War  • Battle of Gettysburg
Died  May 12, 1864, Virginia, United States
Battles and wars  American Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg
Service/branch  United States Army, Union Army

Allegiance  United States of America

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.

Biography

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.

References

Benjamin Franklin Falls Wikipedia


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