Single 8vo sized sheet (5 1/2" x 8 1/2"), duplicate receipt, signature, printed and hand written, some aging; but very good or better. This receipt is signed by A.M. Kennedy (for John D. Kennedy). Printed and Handwritten Document Signed. Columbia, South Carolina. Jan. 18, 1864 "Duplicate Receipt" for $2000, paid by the state to Confederate commander John D. Kennedy as "compensation for his slave named Robert, lost by reason of the employment of said slave by the authorities of the Confederate Government upon the military fortification in this State." John Doby Kennedy was born on January 5, 1840 in Camden, South Carolina, the son of a Scots immigrant. John was a student at South Carolina College. He was a wealthy man, and reportedly owned 60 slaves. On the day this receipt was issued to his brother, 24 year-old John Doby Kennedy was on the battlefield, commanding his South Carolina Infantry regiment, having fought in the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and, that year, in the Shenandoah Campaigns, after which he was given the rank of Brigadier General. Opposing General Sherman's advance until the bitter end, he did not surrender until two weeks after Lee met Grant at Appomattox. civilwarintheeast website. (Inventory #: 106405)
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