14 December 2008

Medal of Honor: J. B. Kerr


Captain, 6th US Cavalry

Born: 12 March 1847, Fayette County, Kentucky
Died: 14 November 1926, Washington, DC

Citation: For distinguished bravery [on 1 January 1891] while in command of his troop in action against hostile Sioux Indians on the north bank of the White River, near the mouth of Little Grass Creek, S. Dak., 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.

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