Ira Kendall

Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861

Born 12 July 1840

Died 31 July 1893

Buried Tomlinson Cemetery, Delaware County Indiana


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Private Kendall developed problems with his eye sight in the fall of 1862 but was able to perform his duties until his discharge on August 22nd, 1864. He was shot in the right thigh at the Battle of Laurel Hill Virginia on May 8th, 1864.


After the war Ira's eyes gradually became worse to the point where he was totally blind by 1889.


He filed for a pension in September of 1874.


Photo by Camille Edwards