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

Joseph Bell Kemp

  • Rank: First Sergeant (Highest Rank: Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    5th Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 6, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Wilderness Campaign, Virginia, USA
Capture of flag of 31st North Carolina (C.S.A.) in a personal encounter.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 1, 1864
  • Born: July 1, 1844, Lima, Allen County, OH, United States
  • Died: July 13, 1917, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
  • Buried: Forest Hills Cemetery (MH) (69-32), Ann Arbor, MI, United States

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