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E. Michael Burk

Date of birth: 1847
Date of death: February 03, 1878
Burial location: Troy, New York
Place of Birth: Ireland, Ireland
Home of record: Troy New York


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 Private E. Michael Burk, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 12 May 1864, while serving with Company D, 125th New York Infantry, in action at Spotsylvania, Virginia, for capture of flag, seizing it as his regiment advanced over the enemy's works. Private Burk received a bullet wound in the chest while capturing flag.

General Orders: Date of Issue: December 1, 1864

Action Date: May 12, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company D

Division: 125th New York Infantry