|Died||December 19, 1904 (aged 61–62)|
|Place of birth||Lancaster County, Pennsylvania|
|Buried at||Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis, Indiana|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company B, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry|
American Civil War|
• Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Corporal John Kinsey (1842-December 19, 1904) was a soldier from Pennsylvania who fought in the American Civil War. Kinsey received the United States' highest medal for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House in Spotsylvania, Virginia on 18 May 1864. He was presented the medal on 2 March 1897.
While fighting in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on 18 May 1864, Corporal Kinsey captured the colors after the color bearer had been shot and saved them from being captured by Confederate forces. For his actions during this battle, he received the United States military's highest, and at that time only, medal for bravery in combat, the Medal of Honor. The medal was presented to him on 2 March 1897.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Seized the colors, the color bearer having been shot, and with great gallantry succeeded in saving them from capture.
- List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: G–L
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Medal of Honor recipients". American Civil War (G-L): Kinsey, John entry. United States Army Center of Military History. 13 August 2013. http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_gl.html#KINSEY. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "John Kinsey (Medal of Honor)". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1761. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
- ↑ "John Kinsey (Medal of Honor)". Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7876174. Retrieved 6 May 2017.