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FALCONER, JOHN

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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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Corporal Company A, 17th Michigan Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1863 Washtenaw, Michigan

Citation

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.