|Death||May 16, 1933|
|Unit||3rd Colorado Cavarly, Company C|
Private Vincent A. Kennedy
Company C, 34th Iowa Infantry
Company C, 3rd Colorado Cavalry
Kennedy was born in Indiana in 1840. He was residing in Indianola, Iowa when he enlisted into the 34th Iowa Infantry on August 13, 1862. Kennedy served about 8 months with this unit and was discharged for disability on April 20, 1863.
Kennedy re-entered the military after his discharge from the 34th Iowa Infantry. On September 1, 1864 he enlisted into the 3rd Colorado Cavalry at Denver, Colorado. Private Kennedy was mustered out of that unit on December 23, 1864.
The 3rd Colorado Cavalry was organized for 100 days of service in the fall of 1864. The regiment was involved in operations against the Arapahoe and Cheyenne Indians in the Colorado Territory. The unit was involved in the Massacre at Sand Creek on November 29, 1864. On that date, 700 members of the Colorado Militia attacked and destroyed a village of friendly Native-Americans in southeastern Colorado.
He died on May 16, 1933 at the age of 93 years. He is buried in the Youngs Cemetery in Murray (Cass County), Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.