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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 01/07/1824 Portsmouth, New Hampshire. d. 12/05/1864 Virginia.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/07/1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 

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.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Capture of flag.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: PINE GROVE CEMETERY, LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS.

Section W, Soldiers Lot 8, Row 1

Benjamin Franklin Falls

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