Michael Kennedy, Civil War Soldier
Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee
Born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia___Son of John Kennedy___By occupation a Laborer___Single___At the age of 21 years, on Aug. 5, 1861, enlisted for 3 years, in the 21st Reg. Massachusetts Vol. Infantry___Mustered in Aug. 16, 1861, and assigned to Company "B". Rank, Private, with no subsequent changes.
He participated with his Reg. on the following actions: Roanoke Island, Newbern and Camden, N.C., 2d Bull Run and Chantilly, Va., South Mountain and Antietam, Md., 1st Fredericksburgh, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Coal Harbor and Siege of Petersburgh, Va., and in 1863, in the operations of his Reg. in Tennessee. In July 1864 he reenlisted, and received the prescribed furlough.
During his term of services though he took active part in all the operations of his Reg. he was neither wounded nor sick.
He was discharged July 28, 1865, and subsequently returned to Chicopee.