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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Civil War Service - Three KINNICK Men

 
Civil War Service - Three Kinnick Men

Among the 13 persons of Kinnick surname who are listed by Ancestry.com as serving as soldiers in the Civil War are my great-great-grandfather, Walter Watson and his two brothers, Joseph and Jacob.


Name: Joseph Kinnick
Residence: Wyanet, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 18 Aug 1861
Side Served: Union
State Served: Kansas
Service Record: Enlisted as a Sergeant on 18 August 1861.
Enlisted in Company D, 7th Cavalry Regiment Kansas on 3 Sep 1861.
Promoted to Full Privateate (Reduced to ranks) on 12 Aug 1862.
Mustered Out Company D, 7th Cavalry Regiment Kansas on 10 Mar 1865 at St Louis, MO.
Sources: 72

Name: Walter Kinnick
Residence: Wyanette, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 10 Aug 1862
Side Served: Union
State Served: Kansas
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 10 August 1862.
Enlisted in Company D, 7th Cavalry Regiment Kansas on 25 Jan 1863.
Mustered Out Company D, 7th Cavalry Regiment Kansas on 2 Dec 1864.
Sources: 72,330

Name: Jacob Kinnick
Residence: Concord, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 8 Sep 1864
Side Served: Union
State Served: Illinois
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 8 September 1864.
Enlisted in Company H, 146th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 8 Sep 1864.
Mustered Out Company H, 146th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 8 Jul 1865.
Sources: 7

Here is the family listed in the 1850 U.S. Census in Dover Twp, Bureau Co, IL:

Walter Kinnick 41
Susan Kinnick 41
Mary E Kinnick 15
Sarah A Kinnick 14
John S Kinnick 13
Joseph Kinnick 12
Walter Kinnick 10
Catharine Kinnick 8
Jacob Kinnick 4
Margaret Kinnick 0

Families are Forever!  ;-)

2 comments:

  1. Every time I look at Civil War data and history I am awestruck at how it affected families far from Gettysburg, Bull Run, Manaasas --- those names that ring in my ear. Even my Wisconsin folk from a tiny hamlet sent fathers, sons, and grandsons off to those battles --- and they were far away from the battle fields.

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  2. Truly amazing. I started this series of Sunday Civil War tributes before the Matthew Broderick WDYTYA episode, but that certainly reinforced the effort! ;-)

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