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Col Ronald A. Kennedy

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Col Ronald A. Kennedy

Birth
Concord, Essex County, Vermont, USA
Death
13 Jun 1902 (aged 64)
New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
Burial
New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
Plot
Section A, Grave 2939
Memorial ID
3284682 View Source

Civil War Union Officer. A resident of Concord, Vermont this citizen soldier made a living as a farmer and food merchant before the war. When President Lincoln called for volunteers, he offered his services and on June 1, 1861 was mustered into Civil War service as Sergeant, Company I of the 3rd Vermont Infantry. Future commissions include 2Lt., Company D of the 3rd Vermont Infantry; 1Lt., Company I of the 3rd Vermont Infantry; Captain, Company K of the Vermont Infantry; Lieutenant Colonel, 5th Vermont Infantry. He had the honor of becoming the Colonel of the 5th Vermont Infantry on June 9, 1865. After 4 long years of war, he was honorably mustered out of service on June 29, 1865. His battle scars include a wound he received from a shell during action at Salem Heights, VA on May 4, 1863. An additional highlight of this gentleman's life includes serving in the Nebraska Legislature. From 1897 to the time of his death on June 13, 1902, he was serving as Superintendent of the New Albany National Cemetery.

Civil War Union Officer. A resident of Concord, Vermont this citizen soldier made a living as a farmer and food merchant before the war. When President Lincoln called for volunteers, he offered his services and on June 1, 1861 was mustered into Civil War service as Sergeant, Company I of the 3rd Vermont Infantry. Future commissions include 2Lt., Company D of the 3rd Vermont Infantry; 1Lt., Company I of the 3rd Vermont Infantry; Captain, Company K of the Vermont Infantry; Lieutenant Colonel, 5th Vermont Infantry. He had the honor of becoming the Colonel of the 5th Vermont Infantry on June 9, 1865. After 4 long years of war, he was honorably mustered out of service on June 29, 1865. His battle scars include a wound he received from a shell during action at Salem Heights, VA on May 4, 1863. An additional highlight of this gentleman's life includes serving in the Nebraska Legislature. From 1897 to the time of his death on June 13, 1902, he was serving as Superintendent of the New Albany National Cemetery.

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RONALD A. KENNEDY
COL. 5TH VT. VET. VOL.
SEPT. 25, 1837 - JUNE 13, 1902


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