John H Kennedy

John H Kennedy

Before the war

He was born in 1839/40 (9 [23, probably in 1863], 10 [21 in 1861], 14 [24? at death in 1866]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 14).

When he enlisted, he was a confectioner and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and black hair (9, 10 [grey eyes]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 29 November 1861 (1, 10). He was mustered in as a private in company I (1, 10, 15, 16).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (11).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 10). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Swan (9, 10).

On 12 March 1864, he was reported under arrest (5).

On 18 March 1864, he was released from arrest and restored to duty, but the pay for the time he were absent, transportation, and the reward authorized for deserters, along with the cost of any lost property were deducted from his pay (2).

He was promoted to corporal on 22 October 1864 (4, 8).

On 14 November 1864, Sellers listed him as charged with one knapsack, presumably because he had lost it (3).

On 13 February 1865, he went on a furlough, which ended on 28 February 1865 (6). He returned on 27 February 1865 (6).

On 17 March 1865, he was detailed for duty in the 3rd brigade pioneer corps (5).

On 17 June 1865, the regiment forwarded his descriptive list to Chester Hospital (9, 12).

He was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out (1, 8 [in hospital], 10 [in hospital]). He was a corporal, in company I (15, 16).

After the war

On 1 January 1866, he died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of syphilis (13 [1 Jan], 14 [2 Jan]). The funeral was held on 4 January 1866, at 10 AM, from the office of Burton J Kollock (13, 14). He was buried at Lafayette Cemetery (13, 14).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 general order 3, HQ 91st PA, 18 March 1864

3 letter, Sellers to Bartlett, 13 November 1864

4 special order 101, HQ 91st PA, 25 October 1864

5 special order 30, HQ 91st PA, 17 March 1865

6 enlisted men's furloughs (John Kennedy)

7 consolidated morning report, 12 March 1864 (Kenedy)

8 company I, list of non-commissioned officers (John H Kennedy)

9 company I, descriptive roll, #5 (John H Kennady)

10 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 24 March 2005 (John H Kennedy)

11 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (J H Kennedy)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 18 March 1865 (Corp Kennedy)

13 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 4 January 1866, page 5 (John H Kennedy)

14 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 January 1866 (John H Kennedy)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Henry Kennedy)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John H Kenedy)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 9 July 2014, from Fold3]


Kennedy John Henry
     John H.
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corp'l
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 9 July 2014]

Kenedy John H
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corp'l
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Kennedy John Henry
     or John H

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 4 January 1866, page 5]
KENNEDY.--On the 1st inst., JOHN H. KENNEDY, aged 38 [sic] years.

His relatives and friends, and Company I, Ninety-first Regiment Penna. Vols. (Colonel Gregory commanding), are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the office of Burton J. Kollock, No. 700 [?] S. Second street, below Shippen, this (Thursday) morning, at 10 o'clock. To proceed to Lafayette Cemetery.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 January 1866, John H Kennedy]
source: www.familysearch.org

RETURN OF A DEATH,
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE
1. Name of Deceased, John H. Kennedy
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age 24 [?]
5. Single
6. Date of Death, January 2d 1866
7. Cause of Death, Syphilis
J M McGrath M.D.
Philadelphia Post [?] Hospital
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Phil
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, [blank]
12. Street and Number, Hospital
13. Date of Burial, Jan 4"
14. Place of Burial, Lafayette Cem
B. J. Collock Undertaker.
Residence, 706 [?] So 2nd

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