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Troy in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Michael Burke

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 4, 2016
1. Michael Burke Marker
Inscription.
Medal of Honor
Michael Burke
Pvt Co. D 125 NY Inf
Civil War
Born 1844 Died 1878

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 42° 43.446′ N, 73° 39.75′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker can be reached from Brunswick Road (New York State Route 2) 0.2 miles east of Orchard Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located in St Mary's Cemetery of Troy. Marker is at or near this postal address: 79 Brunswick Road, Troy NY 12180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Albert Pawling (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Mount Ida Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Emma Willard (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ebenezer Emmons (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wilson Farmhouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); West Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 1.2 miles away); W & L E Gurley Building (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Troy.
 
Regarding Michael Burke. The Medal of Honor citation was issued under the name of E. Michael Burk
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Don Morfe, July 3, 2001
2. Michael Burke Marker
Michael Burke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 3, 2001
3. Michael Burke Marker
He is buried in St Mary's Cemetery of Troy, Section 8, Lot 705, GPS: N42.7292 W73.6607. He was awarded the MOH for action in Spotslvania VA on May 12, 1864 and his citation reads: 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.
 
 
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