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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Dennis Thomas Kirby

  • Rank: Major (Highest Rank: Brevet Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    8th Missouri Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Seized the colors when the color bearer was killed and bore them himself in the assault.
Medal of Honor Recipient Dennis T. Kirby
Medal of Honor Recipient Dennis T. Kirby
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 31, 1894
  • Born: September 15, 1835, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, NY, United States
  • Died: April 18, 1922, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (1-334), Arlington, VA, United States

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