b. 15/09/1835 Niagara Falls, New York. d. 18/04/1922 Washington DC
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Kirby was born in Niagara Falls, New York, and entered service at St. Louis, in Missouri. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism during the Siege of Vicksburg, while serving as a major of the 8th Missouri Infantry. His Medal of Honor was issued on January 31, 1894.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Major Dennis Thomas Kirby, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 22 May 1863, while serving with 8th Missouri Infantry, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Major Kirby seized the colors when the Color Bearer was killed and bore them himself in the assault.
BURIAL LOCATION; ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.
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