Born in Pennsylvania in 1842, he earned the Medal of Honorduring the Civil War for services with Company C, 14th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry at Moorfield, West Virginia, on August 7, 1864. The Medal was actually issued to him on June 13, 1894.
He died in 1926 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Captain, Company C, 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Place and date: At Moorfield, West Virginia, 7 August 1864. Entered service at: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born: 24 April 1843, Ireland. Date of issue: 13 June 1894.
After being most desperately wounded, he captured the colors of the 8th Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.).
KERR, THOMAS R
- CAPT CO C, 14TH PENN VOL CAV
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/14/1926
- BURIED AT: SECTION S SH SITE 1632
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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