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b. 17/08/1837 County Galway, Ireland. d. 23/08/1916 Freehold, New Jersey.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/1862 Williamsburg, Virginia and 06/1864 Big Shanty, Georgia.

 

Fallon was born in County Galway, Ireland on 17 August 1837, and immigrated to the United States in 1859.

 

Fallon joined the 37th New York Infantry in May 1861, serving at the Battles of Williamsburg and Fair Oaks a year later. He was discharged in December 1862, and immediately enlisted in the 4th US Artillery Regiment. Having been discharged a second time in May 1863, he joined the 35th New Jersey Infantry as a sergeant. He was discharged a third and final time in July 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

At Williamsburg, Virginia, assisted in driving rebel skirmishers to their main line. Participated in action, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, though excused from duty because of disability. In a charge with his company at Big Shanty, Ga., was the first man on the enemy's works.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SAINT ROSE OF LIMA CEMETERY, FREEHOLD, NEW JERSEY.

Division 2, Lot 29-30, Row 10-K

Thomas Timothy Fallon

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