Color Sergeant, Company A, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place/date of action: at Gettysburg, PA, 3 July 1863
Date of issue. December 1864.
Citation: Capture of flag.
Back home in in Lynn, he left behind his wife Sarah, and two daughters, Mary, aged 9, and Lucy, aged 4.
Adams, John G. B. Reminiscences of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Regiment. Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1899.
Congressional Medal of Honor Society: Benjamin Frank Falls
Medal of Honor, 1863-1968: pg 87
Pension Papers: WC46472 (full file on Fold3.com - sub required)
Waitt, Ernest Linden. History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865. Salem, Massachusetts: Salem Press, 1906.