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Thomas R. Kerr



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

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BORN:  April 24, 1843 at Colleraine, Ireland

Entered Service in the US Army from Pittsburgh, PA

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism on August 07, 1864 at Moorefield, WV

DIED:  November 14, 1926 at the age of 83

Captain Thomas Kerr led a detachment of cavalry in action to secure the road near the Union encampment near Moorefield, West Virginia, on August 7, 1864. Without firing a shot the detachment captured an enemy picket which was placed under guard of a rear squadron, while Captain Kerr and his men continued on. Fording the river in pursuit of enemy soldiers, Captain Kerr was wounded in the face and thigh by increasing enemy fire, and his horse was killed and fell on him. While the remainder of his detachment completed their ford of the river, Captain Kerr pulled himself from under his dead horse and, seeing the colors of the 8th Virginia Cavalry (Confederate States of America) nearby, though wounded and in great pain, he rushed the color bearer who was attempted to mount and flee. Striking down the enemy soldier, Captain Kerr captured his colors, mounted the rebel's horse, and then rejoined his company in their pursuit of the fleeing Confederates.



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