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Thomas Timothy Fallon



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

St. Rose of Lima Cemetery

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Born:  August 12, 1837 at County Galway, Ireland

Entered Service in the US Army from Freehold, NJ

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism May 05, 30 - 31, 1862 & June 14 - 15, 1864 at Williamsburg & Fair Oaks, VA & Big Shanty, GA

Died:  August 26, 1916 at the age of 79

Seven soldiers were awarded Medals of Honor for their heroism in action against rebel forces at Williamsburg, Virginia, on May 5, 1862. Private Thomas Fallon distinguished himself in action, assisting in driving the rebel skirmishers back to their main line. A few weeks later on May 30 & 31 at Fair Oaks, Virginia, Private Fallon again distinguished himself by voluntarily joining his unit in the combat action of that period despite the fact that he had been excused from duty because of disability. (Eight other men earned Medals of Honor in the two-day Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia.) On June 14 and 15, 1864, Private Fallon again distinguished himself during his company's charge against enemy forces at Big Shanty, Georgia. In that battle Private Fallon was the first man on the enemy's works. For these three heroic actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.



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