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John M. Kindig
|Born||East Liberty, Pennsylvania|
|Died||17 September 1869|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Army|
|Unit||Company A, 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Kindig was born in the Pittsburgh suburb of East Liberty, and entered service at Wilkins Township, Pennsylvania. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, for capturing the flag of the Confederate States Army's 28th North Carolina Infantry during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, while serving as a corporal with Company A, 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry. His Medal of Honor was issued on May 12, 1864.
Kindig passed from tuberculosis on November 17, 1869 and was buried in historic Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh.
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