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Albert B. Kinney letter

Label
Albert B. Kinney letter, 1864 Nov. 24
Title
Albert B. Kinney letter
Inclusive dates
1864 Nov. 24
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 24 November 1864, from Albert B. Kinney (d. 1892) of Company H, 7th Connecticut Infantry, to Mr. Kinney, detailing the history of his company and himself, beginning with the regiment’s service in South Carolina and Florida, and its current service in Virginia during the Petersburg campaign, including fights at Petersburg, Drewry's Bluff, Deep Bottom. He comments on the diminishing size of his company due to deaths and captures, and notes that they are currently in lines near Richmond, Virginia, where they are building log houses for winter. Kinney adds that he had a 30-day furlough for reenlisting and a 15-day furlough due to a wound received in battle. He adds that he bought his mother a house
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
Albert B. Kinney enlisted in Company H, 7th Connecticut Infantry on 26 August 1861 and reenlisted on 22 December 1863. He was promoted to corporal 16 May 1864 and to sergeant 2 September 1864. Kinney was wounded 7 October 1864 at the battle of Chapin's (Chaffin's) Farm. He was mustered out 20 July 1865. Kinney died 6 October 1892 and was buried in Yantic Cemetery in New London County, Connecticut.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Albert B. Kinney letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Brian and Maria Green, Inc.
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001698394
Type of unit
p.

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