U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: George W. Kenny Papers, 1862-1868

Manuscript Collection #677-014

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: George W. Kenny Papers
    Creator: Kenny, George W.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1862-1868) including correspondence, military orders, claims for arrears in pay, papers of citizenship of employment, authorization for prize money collection, etc.
    Extent: 0.155 Cubic feet, consisting of military orders and miscellany.
  • Description

    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).

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    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.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Hallett D. Edson, McLean

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    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.

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