b. 05/10/1844 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. d. 22/11/1922 San Antonio, Texas.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 09/09/1874 Upper Wichita River, Texas.
Indian Wars Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, he served as a Sergeant, in Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. At the Upper Wichita River, Texas, September 9, 1874, Sergeant Kitchen was assisting a wagon train when his company was attacked by a large force of hostile Indians. For the next five days, he engaged in very difficult conditions and for gallantry in action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 23, 1875. After leaving the Army he lived in San Antonio, Texas and worked in the United States Post Office there until his death.
Gallantry in action.
BURIAL LOCATION: ST MARY’S CEMETERY, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: BELIEVED TO BE FAMILY.