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James Thompson Kirk
Birth: Sep. 21, 1826
Canonsburg
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1886
Washington
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. He entered the Union Army very soon after the outbreak of the Civil War, receiving in June 1861 a commission of Captain and commander of Company D, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves (also known as the 39th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry), but was advanced to Lieutenant Colonel three weeks later. He helped drill the soldier of his command and took part in operations in Virginia in the Fall and Winter 1861 that culminated in the Battle of Dranesville, Virginia on December 20, 1861. When Colonel John S. McCalmont resigned in May 1862, he was promoted to Colonel and commander of the unit, which he led in the subsequent battles of the 1862 Peninsular Campaign. He was particularly distinguished during the Seven Days Battles, where he led the 10th Reserves in a charge at the Battle of Glendale. During the Battle of Second Bull Run in August 1862, he briefly assumed command of his brigade before he was wounded and put out of action. He missed the 10th Reserves part in the Battles of South Mountain and Antietam, and, when it became apparent that his Bull Run wounds would keep him permanently from re-taking command of his regiment, he resigned on October 18, 1862. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Washington Cemetery
Washington
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 85
 
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Sep 24, 2003
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James Thompson Kirk
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James Thompson Kirk
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James Thompson Kirk
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