James F Kennedy

BirthDec. 25, 1846
DeathOct. 19, 1930
CemeteryGeneva (Geneva)
PostWilson (Geneva)
Unit68th Ohio Infantry, Company G

Private James F Kennedy

Company G, 68th Ohio Infantry

Kennedy was born in Williams County, Ohio on December 25, 1846. He enlisted and mustered in the regiment on March 4, 1863. Kennedy served 2 years and 4 months. He was discharged on July 10, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Champion’s Hill (MS) (May 16, 1863). Regimental losses were 3 killed and 56 wounded.

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (June 9-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Atlanta (GA) (July 22, 1864). Regimental losses were 14 killed, 10 wounded, 5 captured, and 1 reported missing.

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

General Sherman’s March to the Sea (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Kennedy died on October 19, 1930 at the age of 83 years. He is buried in the Geneva Cemetery in Geneva (Fillmore County), Nebraska. Kennedy was a member of the Wilson Post (#22) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Geneva.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.