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K H Kennedy


Birth: 23 Jun 1840


Death: 7 Aug 1920


(Aged 80 years, 1 months, 15 days.)


Burial: Fairfield Community Cemetery
Dry Prong, Grant Parish, Louisiana, USA

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Served in Company A, 8th Inf., Mississippi as Sgt

Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 2/1/1862 as a Private. On 2/1/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. TX 12th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment) Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records Residence was not listed; Enlisted as a Private (date unknown). He also had service in: "I" Co. AL 60th Infantry Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 8/1/1861 as a Sergeant. On 8/1/1861 he mustered into "A" Co. MS 8th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment) Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
Unit Details:
8th Infantry Regiment was organized at Enterprize, Mississippi, during the spring of 1861. Many of its members were from Jones, Wilkinson, and Clarke counties. The unit served in Florida and Mississippi, then was assigned to General J.K. Jackson's, Gist's, and Lowry's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It participated in the campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, was with Hood in Tennessee, and saw action in North Carolina. This regiment lost forty-seven percent of the 282 at Murfreesboro and twenty-three percent of the 375 at Chickamauga. In December, 1863, it totalled 287 men and 169 arms. Its casualties at the Battle of Atlanta were 13 killed, 71 wounded, and 3 missing, and few surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels G.C. Chandler, Guilford G. Flynt, and John C. Wilkinson; Lieutenant Colonels James T. Gates, Aden McNeill, and John F. Smith; and Majors Andrew E. Moody, George F. Peek, and William Watkins.
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