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Thomas R. Kerr
Born April 24, 1843
Coleraine, County Londonderry, Ireland
Died November 14, 1926(1926-11-14) (aged 83)
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1862–1865
Rank Captain
Unit Pennsylvania Company C, 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War
  • Battle of Moorefield
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Thomas R. Kerr (April 24, 1843 – November 14, 1926) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Kerr received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Kerr's medal was won for his capturing the flag of the Confederate 8th Virginia Cavalry at Moorefield in West Virginia on August 7, 1864. He was honored with the award on June 13, 1894.

Kerr was born in Coleraine, County Londonderry, Ireland. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant with the 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry in November 1862. He was promoted to captain in May 1864 and resigned in June 1865. Kerr is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia.

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