Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
Served as a landsman on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats, and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Showing a presence of mind and cheerfulness that had much to do with maintaining the crew's morale, Kinnaird served gallantly through the action which resulted in the capture of the prize rebel ram Tennessee and in the destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
Accredited to: New York, New York
Awarded Posthumously: No
Born: May 2, 1840, New York, NY, United States
Died: April 20, 1923, South Berne, NY, United States
Buried: Calvary Cemetery (1st) (7-15-K-13/14), Woodside, NY, United States