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E. Michael Burk
Born 1847
Died February 3, 1878
Place of birth Ireland
Buried at St. Mary's Cemetery
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Private
Unit New York Company D, 125th New York Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Private E. Michael Burk (1847 to February 3, 1878) was an Irish soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Burk received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House in Virginia on 12 May 1864. He was honored with the award on 1 December 1864.[1][2][3]


Burk was born in Ireland in 1847. He migrated to the United States and enlisted into the 125th New York Infantry at Troy, New York. He died on 3 February 1878[2] and his remains are interred at the St. Mary's Cemetery.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Capture of flag, seizing it as his regiment advanced over the enemy's works. He received a bullet wound in the chest while capturing flag.[1][2][3]

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