William B. Kennedy

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Name: William B Kennedy ,   
Residence: Duplin County, North Carolina  
Enlistment Date: 22 June 1861 
Side Served: Confederacy  
State Served: North Carolina  
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 22 June 1861 at the age of 24
Enlisted in Company I, 1st Cavalry Regiment North Carolina on 22 June 1861.
Wounded on 27 October 1864 at Boydton Plank Rd, VA (Leg amputated)
Died Company I, 1st Cavalry Regiment North Carolina on 29 December 1864 in Kittrell, NC 

Source Citation: Side served: Confederacy; State served: North Carolina; 
Enlistment date: 22 June 1861..

William B. Kennedy (First_Last) 
Regiment Name 1 North Carolina Cavalry. (9 State Troops). 
Side Confederate  
Company  I  
Soldier's Rank_In  Private  
Soldier's Rank_Out  Private  
Alternate Name   
Film Number M230 roll 21 

1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry 

9th Regiment Volunteers-1st Cavalry was organized at Camp Beauregard, Ridgeway, North 
Carolina, in August, 1861. Its companies were from the counties of Ashe, Northampton,
Mecklenburg, Watauga, Wayne, Warren, Cabarrus, Buncombe, Duplin, and Macon. Ordered 
to Virginia, the regiment was brigaded under Generals Hampton, L.S. Baker, James B. 
Gordon, and Barringer. It fought in many campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia, 
including the battles at Frayser's Farm, Malvern Hill , Fairfax Court House, Sharpsburg, 
Stuart's raid into Pennsylvania, Hampton's raid to Dumfries, Brandy Station, Aldie, Upperville ,
Carlisle, Gettysburg, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Reams' Station, Hampton's 
Cattle Raid, and Five Forks . The 1st Cavalry had 407 effectives at Gettysburg and 8 at 
Appomattox. The field officers were Colonels Lawrence S. Baker, W.H. Cheek, James B. 
Gordon, Robert Ransom, Jr., and Thomas Ruffin; Lieutenant Colonels Rufus Barringer and 
William H.H. Cowles; and Majors Thomas N. Crumpler, George S. Dewey, Marcus D.L. 
McLeod, and John H. Whitaker. 

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