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 Barnett Kenna

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Barnett Kenna

  • Birth 1827 Canterbury, City of Canterbury, Kent, England
  • Death 28 May 1890 Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot GAR Plot, Section C, Lot 155
  • Memorial ID 8154806

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His MOH grave stone marker has inscribed the name Barnet Kennea. He served as a Quartermaster in the Union Navy. His citation reads "On board the USS Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite severe damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks from stem to stern, Kenna fought his gun with skill and courage throughout the furious acton which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan."


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 4 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8154806
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barnett Kenna (1827–28 May 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8154806, citing Cherry Hill Cemetery, Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .