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Title: Kenney Family

Dates: 1861-1863

Collection Number: 11371

Quantity: 1 foot

Abstract: Seventeen letters, envelopes, and a page of personal stamps, related to George W. and Joseph Edwin Kenney, who served in the Fourth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Five of the letters were written from Fort Abercrombie, N.D.

Provenance: The State Historical Society acquired the collection from Andrew Haug on June 15, 2018.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

George W. Kenney and his brother Joseph Edwin Kenney enlisted in Company D, Fourth Minnesota Infantry Regiment in October 1861. Their company was stationed at Fort Abercrombie (D.T.) before joining the rest of the regiment to fight Confederate forces in the South.
George died from complications of a fever on June 28, 1862 near Cedar Creek, Mississippi, while Joseph was killed in battle during the Vicksburg Campaign on May 22, 1863.

ITEM INVENTORY
Item Number                                                                    Title

00001 Kenney brothers to parents, Fort Abercrombie, December 22, 1861
00002 Kenney brothers to parents, Fort Abercrombie, January 1, 1862
00003 Kenney brothers to parents, Fort Abercrombie, January 8, 1862
00004 Kenney brothers to parents, Fort Abercrombie, January 15, 1862
00005 Kenney brothers to parents, Fort Abercrombie, February 1, 1862
00006 Joseph Edwin Kenney to family, Fort Snelling, April 13, 1862
00007 Letter to parents, Paris Landing, May 10, 1862
00008 Kenney brothers to parents, June 5, 1862
00009 Joseph Edwin Kenney letter to parents, Camp Jacinto, August 26, 1862
00010 Joseph Edwin Kenney to parents, Camp near Jacinto, August 29, 1862
00011 Joseph Kenney to parents, Corinth (Miss.), October 16, 1862
00012 Joseph Edwin Kenney to parents, Camp near Oxford (Miss.), December 17, 1862
00013 Joseph Edwin Kenney to parents, Camp Big Bend (Ark.), February 6, 1863
00014 Joseph Edwin Kenney to parents, Camp near Helena (Ark.), April 11, 1863
00015 Lavinia Lambert to Kenney family, Langola (Minn.), June 12, 1863
00016 Lizzy Lambert letter to Mrs. Kenney, Langola (Minn.), July 9, 1863
00017 Edward Dowling to Mr. Kenney, Vicksburg (Miss.), August 8, 1863
00018 Personal stamp of Joseph E. Kenney
00019 Envelope addressed to Mr. Joseph M. Kenney
00020 Envelope addressed to Mr. J.M. Kenney
00021 Envelope addressed to Mr. Joseph M. Kenney

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