Kennedy, J. Thomas, LTC

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Lieutenant Colonel
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1899-1899, 12C, Philippine-American War Units
Service Years
1877 - 1912
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Order of the Spur


Lieutenant Colonel

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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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Bannock War
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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 totaled about 500 warriors; they were led by Chief Buffalo Horn who was killed in action in June. After his death, Chief Egan led the Bannock. He and some of his warriors were killed in July, by an Umatilla party who entered his camp in subterfuge.

The U.S. military, consisting of the 21st Infantry Regiment and volunteers, was led by Brigadier General Oliver O. Howard. Nearby states also sent militias to the region. The conflict ended in August and September 1878, when the remaining scattered Bannock-Paiute forces surrendered; many returned to Fort Hall Reservation. The US Army forced some 543 Paiute, from Nevada and Oregon, and Bannock prisoners to be interned at Yakama Indian Reservation in southeastern Washington Territory.

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Served with Company G, 1st Cavalry Regiment. This included the Battle of Silver Creek on June 23rd, 1878. His gallantry and heroism was so outstanding during this engagement that the young trooper was promoted to Corporal and even recommended for the Medal of Honor (though the recommendation seems to have been lost before it reached the proper officer). Still the nomination was placed in his official record and the citation remains at the Kennedy Family Farm on the mantle in the "war room"- a room with pictures and military artifacts and momentos from every American war since the War of Jenkins' Ear and the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan and Iraq.  

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