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

(Manuscript Collection #677-014)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: George W. Kenny Papers
Creators: Kenny, George W.
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

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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.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Hallett D. Edson, McLean

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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).

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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