I hereby pledge my parole of honor as
a prisoner of war, that I will with out
delay proceed to Chicago, Illinois and will
render my professional services to the officers of
the Confederate Service now prisoners at that place
and will not leave Chicago Illinois nor furnish
any or information to the enemies of the Federal
Government of the United States until duly
J F Kennedy
Surg: 14th Miss Regt
A Bockee Lieut ?? DC U. S. A.
St Louis March 4th 1862
John F Kennedy, MD (10 Jun 1826- 10 Sep 1867) was my third great-granduncle, the oldest of three physician-sons (John, Sydney and Nathan) of John and Harriett Kennedy of Sumter County, Alabama. All three served as surgeons with the Confederacy during the Civil War. Afterwards, Dr Kennedy settled in Lauderdale, Mississippi, where he may have committed suicide in 1867. He is buried at Lauderdale Cemetery.