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Federal (USV)


James Stewart Kennedy

(1830 - 1921)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as First Lieutenant, Company D, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves on 5 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 13 June 1863.

After the War

He married in Douglas, KS in 1865 and was a farmer in Osage County by 1870. By 1900 he was running a boarding house in Lyndon, KS, and was still there at his death at age 90 in 1921.

References & notes

His service from Bates.1 Details from the US Census of 1870 - 1920 and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Martha Bell (1848-1931) in April 1865 and they had 5 daughters.


11/25/1830; Muddy Creek, Butler County, PA


08/25/1921; Lyndon, KS; burial in Lyndon Cemetery, Lyndon, KS


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22838]