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b. 24/04/1843 Coleraine, County Londonderry, Ireland.  d. 14/11/1926 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 07/08/1864 Moorefield, West Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Captain with Company C, 14th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry at Moorfield, West Virginia, on August 7, 1864, when he earned his Medal.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (Cavalry) Thomas R. Kerr, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 7 August 1864, while serving with Company C, 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry, in action at Moorefield, West Virginia. After being most desperately wounded, Captain Kerr captured the colors of the 8th Virginia Cavalry (Confederate States of America).

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 3, Site 1623

Thomas R Kerr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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