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Joseph Kirby Corson

  • Birth 22 Nov 1836 Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 24 Jul 1913 Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Bryn Mawr Section, Lot 98
  • Memorial ID 12871

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as Major and assistant surgeon of the 6th Pennsylvania Reserves (35th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry). Awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Bristoe Station, Virginia (October 14, 1863). His citation reads "With one companion returned in the face of the enemy's heavy artillery fire and removed to a place of safety a severely wounded soldier who had been left behind as the regiment fell back". The Medal was issued on May 13, 1899.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 10 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12871
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Kirby Corson (22 Nov 1836–24 Jul 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12871, citing West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .