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b. 21/10/1836 Clinton County, Ohio.  d. 30/07/1907 Wichita, Kansas.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 23/05/1864 North Anna River, Virginia.

 

Kirk was born in Clinton County, Ohio, and he entered service in Wilmington, Ohio. Kirk was awarded the Medal of Honor, for his actions at the Battle of North Anna on May 23, 1864 when he single-handedly captured 13 armed Confederate Army soldiers as a captain with Company F, 20th Pennsylvania Infantry.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Volunteered for dangerous service and single-handedly captured 13 armed Confederate soldiers and marched them to the rear.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY, WICHITA, KANSAS.

Section C, GAR Circle

Jonathan C Kirk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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