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

Michael Burke

 
 
Michael Burke Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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

 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 42° 43.446′ N, 73° 39.75′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Memorial can be reached from Brunswick Road (New York State Route 2) 0.2 miles east of Orchard Avenue, on the left when traveling east. The marker is located in St Mary's Cemetery of Troy. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 79 Brunswick Road, Troy NY 12180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
Michael Burke Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 3, 2001
2. Michael Burke Marker
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); E. & S. Wilson – Brick Manufactory (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Regarding Michael Burke. The Medal of Honor citation was issued under the name of E. Michael Burk
 
Michael Burke Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 4, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 30, 2022