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     November 25, 2019      #3E-329 SsK
 
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Jack Klasey: Kankakee man wounded in the Civil

 

By Jack Klasey
jwklasey@comcast.net


April 9, 1865, Appomattox, Va.: The Civil War is over.

April 9, 1865: Mobile, Ala.: The Civil War is not over yet.

On that April day, one more battle loomed before the war would end for 29-year-old Lt. William F. Kenaga, of Kankakee, and the men of his Company K, 76th Illinois Volunteer Infantry.

For more than a week, Union forces had been fighting their way through a ring of fortifications protecting the ...

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