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Jonathan C. Kirk
Born October 21, 1836
Died July 30, 1907
Place of birth Clinton County, Ohio
Buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Kansas
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Captain
Unit Company F, 20th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Battle of North Anna
Awards Medal of Honor

Jonathan C. Kirk (October 21, 1836 - July 30, 1907) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.[1]

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.

His Medal of Honor was issued on April 6, 1865.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain Jonathan C. Kirk, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 23 May 1864, while serving with Company F, 20th Indiana Infantry, in action at North Anna River, Virginia. Captain Kirk volunteered for dangerous service and single-handedly captured 13 armed Confederate soldiers and marched them to the rear.[3]

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External links[edit | edit source]

"Jonathan C. Kirk". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6403878. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 

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