Portrait of Dennis Kirby
8th MO Infantry (US)
Company E
Portrait of Dennis Kirby

He received the Congressional Medal of Honor.   Dennis Kirby entered the service as a Captain and achieved the rank of Brigadier General. He lived in Washington DC after leaving the Army in 1868.   He is buried in Arlington National Cemetary, and you can read the details of his military career on the Arlington National Cemetery website.   You can also see a photo of Dennis Kirby's reconstructed grave marker on their website.
Dennis Kirby is a descendent of John Whitney, who came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635.

Medal of Honor
BIRTH 14 September 1838, Niagara County, New York
ENTERED SERVICE AT St. Louis, Missouri
RANK/ORGANIZATION Major, 8th Missouri Infantry
MOH CITATION Siezed the colors when the color bearer was killed, and bore them himself in the assault.
PLACE/DATE At Vicksburg, Mississippi; 22 May 1863
DATE OF ISSUE 31 January 1894
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