John Falk


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FALK, John

John Falk was born in 1830 or 1831. He was one of 18 locals of the St. Louis County area that served with the Union Army during the Civil War.

Mr. Falk enlisted for military service on August 14th 1862. He mustered in with Company A, of the 27th Michigan Voluntary Infantry Regiment on October 10th 1862. They were assigned 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, IX Corps, Army of Potomac, U.S.A..

Falk was killed in action during the Overland Campaign at Spotsylvania on May 9th 1864. The Battle of the Wilderness ran from May 5–7, 1864 followed by Spotsylvania from May 8 - 21, 1864. The Overland Campaign in northern Virginia pitted Grant against Lee all the way to the Siege of Petersburg. Falk is buried at the National Cemetery in Fredricksburg, Virginia.

For his military service he is honored with his name on the Wall of Remembrance at the Veterans Memorial Hall Gallery at the DEPOT in Duluth, Minnesota.

He is also featured on the SLCHS/VMH traveling exhibit, "The 18". The exhibit honors the 18 local Veterans known to have left everything to go off and fight for the Union in the Civil War. These 18 men, their characters forged in the rugged wilds of northern Minnesota, served the nation and helped build St. Louis County.


Albert J. Amatuzio Research Center | Veterans Memorial Hall (

Page 1 Civil War Service Index (CMSR) - Union - Michigan - Fold3

Pvt John Falk (unknown-1864) - Find a Grave Memorial

#62 - Record of service of Michigan volunteers in the ... v.27. - Full View | HathiTrust Digital Library


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