Kennedy, J. Thomas, LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Last MOS Group
Primary Unit
1899-1899, 12C, Philippine-American War Units
Service Years
1877 - 1912
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur


Lieutenant Colonel

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Contact Info
Home Town
Moultrie, Georgia
Last Address
115 Kennedy Road
Colquitt County, Georgia

Date of Passing
Mar 26, 1936
Location of Interment
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Order of The Spur

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Certificate of Merit Medal - 1878

Name of Award
Certificate of Merit Medal

Year Awarded

Last Updated:
Aug 23, 2015
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Details Behind Award
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 Bannock War of 1878, Arizona Apache Actions in 1881, and the Spanish-American War of 1898. Private Kennedy, after only 18 months of service, received a promotion to Corporal for his actions at Silver Creek on June 23, 1878; he was also nominated for the Medal of Honor but the recommendation was lost before it was approved. Colonel Kennedy certainly would have earned more decorations for his outstanding service and courageous actions, but the MOH was the only such award during his thirty-five years in the U.S. Army and Georgia Militia/National Guard (January 1877-July 1912).
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