A double confirmation today of my descendance from two Civil War soldiers–both are my mother’s grandfathers.
Today’s mail brought this colorful, detailed certificate from the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War acknowledging the service of my Great Grandfather William Donar who served from May 31, 1862 to September 8, 1862 with Company C, 25th Regiment, New York Infantry.
The other acknowledgement I received today was at the quarterly meeting of the National Society Daughters of the Union. This one is for my Great Grandfather Edward Kennedy who served the Union from February 25, 1865 through June 30, 1865 as an artificer and pontonnier with Company L, 1st Regiment, New York Engineers.
Both great grandfathers served for three months in regiments from the state of New York. It’s unclear how or where William Donar served but for details about Edward Kennedy’s service as a bridge builder and pontonnier see Edward Kennedy: Civil War Pontonnier!
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