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John Brown Kerr

Date of birth: March 12, 1847
Date of death: February 27, 1928
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Kentucky, Lexington
Home of record: Hutchinson Station Kentucky

John Kerr graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1870.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Indian Campaigns

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (Cavalry) John Brown Kerr, United States Army, for distinguished bravery on 1 January 1891, while in command of his troop of the 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action against hostile Sioux Indians on the north bank of the White River, near the mouth of Little Grass Creek, South Dakota, where he defeated a force of 300 Brule Sioux warriors, and turned the Sioux tribe, which was endeavoring to enter the Bad Lands, back into the Pine Ridge Agency.

General Orders: Date of Issue: April 25, 1891

Action Date: January 1, 1891

Service: Army

Rank: Captain

Division: 6th U.S. Cavalry

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

John Brown Kerr, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action in the Santiago de Cuba Campaign, 22 June to 17 July 1898.

Action Date: June 22 - July 17, 1898

Service: Army