STATE OF OHIO CIVIL WAR VETERAN MEDAL ‘JNo W. KENNEDY CO H 39TH REGT INFT’
John W Kennedy, age 18, enlisted 25th August1862 into "H" Company 39th Ohio Infantry. He was Wounded 1st June 1864 at Dallas and mustered Out - discharged at Camp Dennision, Ohio, 16th May 1865.
The 39th Ohio mustered into service at Camp Dennison in August, 1861, with John Groesbeck as Colonel, it went to St. Louis the same month and reported to General Fremont, taking part in the operations at New Madrid and Island No.10. Leaving that vicinity in the spring of 1862, it joined Halleck's movement against Corinth. In the fall, joining Grant's army at Grand Junction, it engaged in the numerous skirmishes in the advance on Oxford, Mississippi. The following spring found it in the Tuscumbia Valley under General Dodge, and in May at Memphis. Returning from veteran furlough in February, 1864, to Nashville, in May, it formed part of the 16th Corps on the Atlanta campaign, battles of Resaca, the action at Dallas . It lost one-third of its strength on July 22nd, at Atlanta, and terminated its fighting only at Bentonville, North Carolina, after passing through the various battles and skirmishes of the Savannah and Carolina campaign. The Regiment was a member of the famous Fuller's Ohio Brigade and re-enlisted more veterans than any Ohio unit. It mustered out at Louisville in July, 1865.
Condition VF, with scarce to find full suspension bar and both clips. Pin has been replaced otherwise NEF.
A very good example to a man that fought and was wounded with the famous Fuller's Ohio Brigade.