THE KENNEDY BROTHERS While John Kennedy (at the time of the war residing in Ulster) did not have as many sons as Abraham VanSice or Dana Forrest, he showed as much devotion to the Union in sending all his boys-three-and only son-in-law to help subdue the South. These patriot sons are; JOHN, residing in Athens, who served in the 8th U. S. Infantry; JAMES a resident of Price County, Wis., who was a member of the 86th N. Y. Infantry for three years, and WILIAM of North Towanda, who enlisted under the age of sixteen years in Co. I, 6th Penn’a Reserves, April 22, ’61, from which regiment he was discharged on surgeon’s certificate, Feb. 17, ’62; re-enlisted in September, ’63 in Battery H, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (Minks Battery); discharged June 12, 1865. JOHN SULLIVAN, the son-in-law, served in the 1st N.Y. Light Artillery, and since the war has died of disease contracted while in the service.
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