BURK, E. MICHAEL - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company D, 125th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Spotslvania, Va., 12 May 1864.

Entered service at:   Troy, N.Y.

Birth:   Irland.

Date of issue:   1 December 1864.

Citation:   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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)