U.S. ARMY

John Kiggins

Rank:

Conflict/Era:

U.S. CIVIL WAR

Unit/Command:

COMPANY D, 149TH NEW YORK INFANTRY

Military Service Branch:

U.S. ARMY

Medal of Honor Action Date:

NOVEMBER 24, 1863

Medal of Honor Action Place:

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TENNESSEE

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.

Additional Information:

Awarded Posthumously:

NO

Born:

FEBRUARY 2, 1837, SYRACUSE, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK

Died:

SEPTEMBER 29, 1914, BATH, NEW YORK

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