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"Let the record be made of the men and things of to-day, lest they pass out of memory to-morrow and are lost. Then perpetuate them not upon wood or stone that crumble to dust, but upon paper, chronicled in picture and in words that endure forever." --Kirkland

Samuel Kenney
ca 1843 - Jun 16, 1893

Samuel Kenney was born ca 1843. He enlisted in Company A of the 3rd U.S. Colored Artillery in October, 1864 in Cairo, IL. He was discharged at Memphis, TN in October, 1865. On May 2, 1893, he applied for admission to the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Quincy, IL. His admission paperwork provides the following disabilities: Heart Disease. He was admitted on May 2, 1893, registered number 2530. He received a pension under certificate # 566538. He died of Phthisis Pulmonaliss on June 16, 1893, at the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home Hospital and may be buried at Sunset Cemetery at the Home.

Please click on the links below to view images of Mr. Kenney's file from the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Quincy, IL. You will need the free program Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files.

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