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Federal (USV)


George W. Kenny

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 20 year old laborer in York County, he enlisted in Harrisburg on 3 August 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company G, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves on 10 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the field hospital on the Showman farm near Sharpsburg, but died of wounds on 1 October 1862. He was originally buried on the field there, but reinterred in the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 His wound at Antietam from Hardin3 and Nelson.4 Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.5 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




10/01/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22918]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22919]

3   Hardin, Martin D., Twelfth Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps (41st Regiment of the Line) ..., New York City: M.D. Hardin, 1890, muster-out roll  [AotW citation 22920]

4   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pp. 273, 276  [AotW citation 22931]

5   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3733]