KIRBY, DENNIS T. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Major, 8th Missouri Infantry.
Place and date:   At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863.

Entered service at:   St. Louis, Mo. Born: 14 September 1838, Niagara, County, N.Y.

Date of issue:   31 January 1894.

Citation:   Seized the colors when the color bearer was killed and bore them himself in the assault.

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)