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Confederate (CSV)


Aurelius Vastine Kennerly

(1830 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Hampton (SC) Legion

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer in Orangeburg, he mustered as Private, Company H, Hampton Legion Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the right foot and thigh and was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD and his right leg was amputated on 2 December, but he died there of wounds on 13 December 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the cemetery [Mt Olivet] at Frederick" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 as A.V. Kennedy. His service from the Roll,2 as A. Vastine Kennerly, which says he was killed outright at Sharpsburg, and his Compiled Confederate Military Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital and wound details from the Patient List,3 also as A.V. Kennedy. Personal details from family genealogists and the 1860 US Census.

He is listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, has stones there as A.V. Kennedy [via Findagrave], and may still be buried there.

He married Ann Catherine Salley (1838-1894) in about 1857 and they had two sons. She remarried in 1868.


07/03/1830 in SC


12/13/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4782]

2   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company H, Hampton Legion, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24131]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #748  [AotW citation 19709]