Papers (1862-1868) including correspondence, military orders, claims for arrears in pay, papers of citizenship of employment, authorization for prize money collection, etc.
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.
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).
Gift of Mrs. Hallett D. Edson, McLean
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