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John A. Falconer

Date of birth: 1844
Date of death: April 01, 1900
Burial location: Warrensburg, Missouri
Place of Birth: Michigan, Washtenaw
Home of record: Manchester Michigan


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal John A. Falconer, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 20 November 1863, while serving with Company A, 17th Michigan Infantry, in action at Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tennessee. Corporal Falconer conducted the "burning party" of his regiment at the time a charge was made on the enemy's picket line, and burned the house which had sheltered the enemy's sharpshooters, thus insuring success to a hazardous enterprise.

General Orders: Date of Issue: July 27, 1896

Action Date: November 20, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company A

Division: 17th Michigan Infantry