KIGGINS, JOHN - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company D, 149th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Lookout Mountain, Tenn., 24 November 1863. Entered service at: Syracuse, N.Y.

Birth:   Syracuse, N.Y.

Date of issue:   12 January 1892.

Citation:   Waved the colors to save the lives of the men who were being fired upon by their own batteries, and thereby drew upon himself a concentrated fire from the enemy.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)