U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: George W. Kenny Papers

Manuscript Collection #677-014
Kenny, George W.
Physical description
0.155 Cubic Feet, consisting of military orders and miscellany.
Preferred Citation
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: George W. Kenny Papers (#677-014), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1862-1868) including correspondence, military orders, claims for arrears in pay, papers of citizenship of employment, authorization for prize money collection, etc.

Biographical/historical information

George W. Kenny was born in Canada and served as a carpenter in the Mississippi Squadron aboard the USS CARONDOLET (Palmyra Island, Mississippi, probably part of the Red River Expedition of 1864 during the siege of Vicksburg, as well as the Cumberland River patrols). He also served briefly aboard the USS MANITOU and the USS KALE during these years. He became a U. S. citizen in 1868.

Scope and arrangement

Material in the collection consists of military orders and a claim for arrears in pay. Other papers include citizenship and employment certifications, authorization for prize money collection while aboard ship, leave requests, and a tool and store inventory for the CARONDOLET (1865) and the KALE (1866).

Administrative information
Custodial History

October 5, 1994, 12 items; Papers (1862-1868) of U. S. Navy carpenter, including orders, employment certification, leave papers, tools invoices and inventories, and miscellany. Gift courtesy of Mrs. Hallett D. Edson, McLean, Virginia.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Hallett D. Edson, McLean

Processing information

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Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Kenny, George W.
Corporate Names
Carondolet (Gunboat)
Kale (Ship)
United States. Navy--Military life
Citizenship--United States
Mississippi--History--Civil War, 1861-1865