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Benjamin Franklin Falls
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Born (1824-07-01)July 1, 1824
Died May 12, 1864(1864-05-12) (aged 39)
Place of burial Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Massachusetts
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States
Service/branch U.S. Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1864
Rank Color Sergeant
Unit Company A, 19th Massachusetts Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Battle of Gettysburg
 • Battle of Spotsylvania
Awards Medal of Honor

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.

BiographyEdit

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."[1][2]

He died May 12, 1864 while fighting in the Battle of Spotsylvania.[3] 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.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. 
  2. "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. 
  3. "Benjamin Franklin Falls". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=253. Retrieved April 24, 2015. 
  4. CivilWarReference.com

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