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Edwin Kennedy

1st MI Eng. & Mechanics Regiment, Company K

(1845 – 1890/92?)   

     (Also known as Kennedy, Edward; Kennady, Edwin; and Keneda, Edwin) 

     Born in 1845, the 5th child of Michael and Ann Kennedy of Livonia, Wayne County, MI, Edwin Kennedy enlisted at age 18 on August 13, 1863 in Farmington, MI as a private in the 1st MI Engineers & Mechanics Regiment, Company K.  During his tour of duty he was promoted to Full Artificer.  Although he suffered injuries to his left ankle and heart as a result of his military service,  he survived the war and was mustered out on September 22, 1865 in Nashville, TN. 

     Following the war he and his wife Elizabeth settled on a farm in Southfield Twp., MI and raised 2 children: Flora (b.1874) and William H. (b1877).  Edwin Kennedy passed away about 1890 – 1892.  His wife, Elizabeth buried her husband in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh, Lenawee County, MI and applied for a widow’s pension on July 29, 1892. In 1900 Elizabeth (indexed as Mary E. Kennedy) was working as a dressmaker with her sister Cordelia Waller in Tecumseh, Lenawee County, MI. 

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