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William A. Kennedy enlisted in the Confederate Army in Blackshear, Georgia at the age of 25, on July 21, 1862. He served in Companies B & C, 24th Battalion, Georgia Volunteer Cavalry. In February 1865 he was assigned to Company D of the 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry when the unit was created through consolidation with the 21st Battalion, Georgia Cavalry and the Hardwick Mounted Rifles. At this time he was promoted to 1st Sergeant.

Sgt. Kennedy was killed in action June 12, 1864 at the Battle of Trevillian Station where each side lost wellnigh a thousand men.

His grave site has not been located but it is believed that he is buried in an unmarked grave at Oakland Cemetery at Louisa, Virginia.

William A. Kennedy was born about 1837 in Brookfield, Colchester, Nova Scotia. William was a timber buyer from the Boston area. He went South just before the War Between the States. He met and married a Southern girl, and his family disowned him for marrying this Southern girl.


Information provided by Ray Kennedy, G-G Grandson of William A. Kennedy.



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