[image ALT: Much of my site will be useless to you if you've got the images turned off!]
Bill Thayer

[image ALT: Cliccare qui per una pagina di aiuto in Italiano.]

[Link to a series of help pages]
[Link to the next level up]
[Link to my homepage]
This site is not affiliated with the US Military Academy.
[decorative delimiter]

 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1829

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

John F. Kennedy

(Ap'd Md.)


Born: Hagerstown, MD.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1825, to July 1, 1829, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1829.

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1829.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Nov. 1, 1829, to Jan 16, 1830; on Staff duty at Headquarters of the Eastern Department, 1830‑31; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1831‑32, — and at Ft. Washington, Md., 1832‑33; on Engineer duty (Cumberland Road), Mar. 18, 1833, to June 11, 1834; in garrison at Charleston harbor S. C., 1834‑35; and in

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Oct. 1, 1835)

the Florida War, on Ordnance and Commissary duty, 1836‑37.

Died,​a May 19, 1837, at Charleston, S. C.: Aged 30.

Buried, Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC.

Thayer's Note:

a According to a brief notice at SCGenWeb, the Baltimore Sun reported his death on May 30, 1837:

At Charleston, S. C. on Friday, 19th inst. of consumption, First Lieut. John F. Kennedy, of the Army of the United States, aged 29.

[image ALT: Valid HTML 4.01.]

Page updated: 4 Mar 13