of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
FALCONER, JOHN A.
Rank and Organization: Corporal, Company A, 17th Michigan Infantry. Place and
Date: At Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., 20 November 1863. Entered Service At:
Manchester, Mich. Born: 1844, Wachtenaw, Mich. Date of Issue: 27 July 1896.
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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