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KITCHEN, GEORGE K.

KITCHEN, GEORGE K. (1844–1922). George K. Kitchen, Medal of Honor recipient, was born in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, on October 5, 1844, son of George Kitchen. Both of his parents were born in England. Kitchen married a woman named Annie, who died in 1915, and later a second wife named Emma. Sgt. George K. Kitchen was in Texas with Company H, Sixth United States Cavalry, on the upper Washita River on September 9, 1874, with Lyman's wagon trainqv, attempting to reach Gen. Nelson A. Miles's forces on the Washita River, when the company was attacked by a large force of Indians. They engaged the enemy from September 9 to 14 under very difficult conditions. Kitchen was awarded the Medal of Honor for "gallantry in action." After leaving the army he lived in San Antonio for seventeen years and worked in the United States Post Office there. He died at Kelly Field No. 2 on November 22, 1922, and is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, San Antonio.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients, 1863–1973 (Washington: GPO, 1973). George Allen Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Art Leatherwood

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Art Leatherwood, "KITCHEN, GEORGE K.," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fkirb), accessed September 17, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.