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Thomas T. Fallon
Born (1837-08-17)August 17, 1837
Died August 23, 1916(1916-08-23) (aged 79)
Place of birth County Galway, Ireland
Place of death Freehold, New Jersey
Buried at Saint Rose of Lima Cemetery
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Private
Unit New York Company K, 37th New York Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Williamsburg
Battle of Seven Pines
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Private Thomas Timothy Fallon (August 17, 1837 to August 23, 1916) was an Irish soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Fallon received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Williamsburg in Virginia in May 1862 and the Battle of Seven Pines in Virginia and Big Shanty, Georgia in June 1864. He was honored with the award on 13 February 1891.[1][2]

BiographyEdit

Fallon was born in County Galway, Ireland on 17 August 1837. He enlisted into the 37th New York Infantry. He died on 23 August 1916 and his remains are interred at the Saint Rose of Lima Cemetery in New Jersey.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

At Williamsburg, Virginia, assisted in driving rebel skirmishers to their main line. Participated in action, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, though excused from duty because of disability. In a charge with his company at Big Shanty, Ga., was the first man on the enemy's works.[1][2]

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