|Benjamin Franklin Falls|
|Born||July 1, 1824|
|Died||May 12, 1864(aged 39)|
|Place of burial||Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Massachusetts|
|Years of service||1861 - 1864|
|Unit||Company A, 19th Massachusetts Infantry|
American Civil War|
Battle of Gettysburg
• Battle of Spotsylvania
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Benjamin Falls was born July 1, 1824 in Massachusetts.
Falls, who served in the war as a Color Sergeant of Company A, 19th Massachusetts Infantry, earned the award 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 died May 12, 1864 while fighting in the Battle of Spotsylvania. Following his death he was interred at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, Massachusetts. His grave can be found in section W, soldiers lot 8, row 1.
- ↑ "Benjamin Franklin Falls". Find a Grave. Apr 03, 2001. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21140. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
- ↑ "Medal of Honor recipients". American Civil War (A-L): *Falls, Benjamin F.. United States Army Center of Military History. 10 November 2014. http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_af.html#FALLS. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
- ↑ "Benjamin Franklin Falls". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=253. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
- ↑ CivilWarReference.com
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