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CMOHS.org - Quartermaster KENNA, BARNETT, U.S. Navy

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KENNA, BARNETT

Rank: Quartermaster
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1827, England
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: Massachusetts
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite severe damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks from stem to stern Kenna fought his gun with skill and courage throughout the furious action which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.