Kennedy, J. Thomas, LTC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last MOS Group
Cavalry
Primary Unit
1899-1899, 12C, Philippine-American War Units
Service Years
1877 - 1912
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Order of the Spur

Cavalry

Lieutenant Colonel


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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1860
 
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Home Town
Moultrie, Georgia
Last Address
115 Kennedy Road
Colquitt County, Georgia

Date of Passing
Mar 26, 1936
 
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   1898-1898, 12C, 1st US Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders)

Captain (Cavalry)
From Month/Year
May / 1898
To Month/Year
July / 1898
Unit
1st US Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders) Unit Page
Rank
Captain (Cavalry)
MOS
12C-Cavalry Officer
Location
Texas/Florida/Cuba
Country/State
Cuba
 
 
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 1st US Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders) Details

1st US Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders)
Type
Support Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Disbanded
Parent Unit
Spanish-American War Units
Strength
Department of the Army
Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Aug 24, 2015
   
Memories For This Unit

Chain of Command
Served with the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment from May to September 1898, including all of its actions in Cuba.

Other Memories
While still a Regular Army Cavalry officer, Captain Kennedy was assigned to the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment to assist in its training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas in May 1898. Becoming "permanently temporarily" attached to the newly nicknamed "Rough Riders" at the end of their month of intensive training, Kennedy spent time throughout the Regiment since he did not have a particular assignment. He spent the most time with Troop A. At the end of May the regiment boarded trains and went to Tampa, Florida, where they embarked on boats for Cuba, arriving at Daiquiri on June 23rd (exactly twenty years since the young Trooper Kennedy had participated in the Battle of Silver Creek). The regiment was assigned to the 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, V Corps. The day after finally arriving, June 24th, 1898, the Rough Riders entered their first engagement as they fought in the Battle of Las Guasimas. After nearly a week, on July 1st, the regiment took part in the fight for which they became famous, the Battle of San Juan Hill (more properly termed the San Juan Heights, encompassing both San Juan and Kettle Hills). It was during this battle that the Commanding Officer of Troop A, Captain O'Neill, was killed-in-action and Captain Kennedy took command of the Troop. I will provide more information soon.

   
   
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3 Members Also There at Same Time
1st US Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders)

Knox, William Franklin, MAJ, (1898-1918) CV 12C Second Lieutenant (Cavalry)
McGrath, Hugh J, MAJ, (1880-1899) IM 0001 Second Lieutenant (Infantry)
Capron, Allyn Kissam, CPT, (1890-1898) IM Captain (Cavalry)

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