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Joseph Kirby Corson

  • Rank: Assistant Surgeon (Highest Rank: Major USA Ret.)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    6th Pennsylvania Reserves (35th Pennsylvania Volunteers)
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 14, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Bristoe Station, Virginia, USA
With one companion returned in the face of the enemy's heavy artillery fire and removed to a place of safety a severely wounded soldier who had been left behind as the regiment fell back.
Medal of Honor Recipient Joseph K. Corson
Medal of Honor Recipient Joseph K. Corson
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 13, 1899
  • Born: November 26, 1836, Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County, PA, United States
  • Died: July 24, 1913, Plymouth Meeting, PA, United States
  • Buried: West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Bryn Mawr-98-2), Bala-Cynwyd, PA, United States

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