Henry Gassaway Kennett

HENRY GASSAWAY KENNETT was born August 29,1835, in Cincinnati where he was a lawyer at the outbreak of the war. He entered the service as lieutenant-colonel of the 27th Ohio and served in campaigns in Missouri. He was then appointed colonel of the 79th Ohio Volunteers and led his regiment in the campaigns in Tennessee and at the battle of Lookout Mountain. Kennett resigned from the service on August 1,1864, and returned to Cincinnati where he resumed the practice of law. He was named a brevet brigadier general for meritorious service during the war. After the war he served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. General Kennett died January 6,1895, in Cincinnati at age fifty-nine.

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