Q. Are any Civil War Medal of Honor recipients buried in Ann Arbor?
A. Two are buried at Forest Hill Cemetery: Joseph B. Kemp was honored for capturing a Confederate flag in the Battle of the Wilderness, while Conrad Noll rescued his unit’s colors at Spotsylvania (at the time, flags were critical to battlefield organization). St. Thomas Cemetery is the final resting place of a third medal winner, Patrick Irwin. In a charge against entrenched forces at Jonesborough, Georgia, Irwin was the first man through the line and received the surrender of Confederate general Daniel Govan.