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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Service Years
1877 - 1912
Home State
Georgia
Lieutenant Colonel



Location
Georgia
Mar 26, 1936
Service to 1912
Philippine-American War Units
Philippine-American War Units
Rank
Major (Cavalry)
MOS
12C-Cavalry Officer
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Major (Cavalry)
1899 - 1899
Philippine Campaign Medal - Army 1899-1913
Criteria
The Philippine Campaign Medal was awarded for military service in the Philippine Islands under any of the following conditions: Ashore between February 4, 1899 and July 4, 1902. Ashore in the Departme... More
Comments
Served as a Brevet Major in the Philippines from January to September 1899.
1899
Manila Campaign
Description
The Manila Campaign was conducted between, February 4 and March 17, 1899. During the Spanish–American War, Emilio Aguinaldo (who had led an unsuccessful insurrection against Spain in 1896–97) organize... More
Memories
Served in the Philippine Insurrection (aka Philippine-American War) as a Brevet Major (with the Regu... More
1899 - 1899
Malolos Campaign
1899 - 1899
1st US Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders)
1st US Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders)
Rank
Major (Cavalry)
MOS
12C-Cavalry Officer
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Major (Cavalry)
1898 - 1898
1st US Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders)
1st US Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders)
Rank
Captain (Cavalry)
Location
Texas/Florida/Cuba - Cuba
MOS
12C-Cavalry Officer
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Captain (Cavalry)
1898 - 1898
Spanish Campaign
Devices : Silver Star Gallantry Device
Criteria
The Spanish Campaign Medal was awarded for military service in, or on the high seas en route to, any of the following countries during the dates indicated: Cuba (May 11 to July 17, 1898), Puerto Rico ... More
Comments
Earned for service with the 1st Cavalry Regiment and 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment (aka the "Rough Riders"). He was attached to the Rough Riders from May to September 1898 (in Texas, Florida, an... More
1898
Kettle Hill
Description
Roosevelt took it upon himself to lead a bold charge. Facing the Rough Riders was a smaller hill which received the name Kettle Hill because the Americans found a large kettle near the base. Roosevelt... More
Memories
Served with the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment as a Captain and, after taking command of Troop ... More
1898 - 1898
Battle of Las Guasimas
Description
The Battle of Las Guasimas of June 24, 1898, part of the Spanish-American War, unfolded from Major General "Fighting Joe" Wheeler's attempt to storm a Spanish position in the jungles surrounding Santi... More
Memories
Served with the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment as a Captain.
1898 - 1898
Battle of San Juan Hill
Description
The Battle of San Juan Hill (July 1, 1898) was the bloodiest and most famous battle of the Spanish-American War.
Memories
Served with the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment as a Captain and, after taking command of Troop ... More
1898 - 1898
Indian Wars (US)
Description
The American Indian Wars, or Indian Wars, were the multiple armed conflicts between European governments and colonists, and later American settlers or the United States government, and the native peop... More
Memories
Served with Company G [Troop G after 1881], 1st Cavalry Regiment from January 1877 to January 1882, ... More
1877 - 1882
Certificate of Merit Medal
Criteria
The Certificate of Merit Medal was a military decoration of the United States Army that was issued between the years of 1905 and 1918.
Comments
Unknown if actually awarded to LTC Kennedy, but he certainly earned it by being mentioned in dispatches and being cited for gallantry on many occasions. This included the Nez Perce War of 1877, the Ba... More
1878
Bannock War
Description
The Bannock War of 1878 was an armed conflict between the U.S. military and Bannock and Paiute warriors in Southern Idaho and Northern Nevada, lasting from June to August 1878. The Bannock-Paiute tota... More
Memories
Served with Company G, 1st Cavalry Regiment. This included the Battle of Silver Creek on June 23rd, ... More
1878 - 1878
Indian Wars
Devices : Silver Star Gallantry Device
Criteria
The Indian Wars Medal was awarded for qualifying service between 1865 and 1891.
Comments
Served with Company/Troop G, 1st Cavalry Regiment (Jan 1877-Jan 1882) based primarily in California, Nevada, and the Arizona Territory, but also ranging all the way from the Mexican Border to the Wash... More
1877
Nez Perce War
Description
The Nez Perce War was an armed conflict between several bands of the Nez Perce tribe of Native Americans and their allies, a small band of the Palouse tribe led by Red Echo (Hahtalekin) and Bald Head ... More
Memories
Served with Company G, 1st Cavalry Regiment
1877 - 1877
Service from 1877

 
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