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KENNEDY, Crammond, lawyer, born in North Berwick, Scotland, 29 December, 1842. After attending school in his native country, he came to New York in 1856, and in 1857-'60 delivered addresses on religious subjects to large audiences in that city and elsewhere, being widely known as "the boy preacher." he studied in Madison university in 1861-'3, and in the latter year was ordained as chaplain of the 79th New York regiment, the " Highlanders." he was brevetted major for services in east Tennessee and the Wilderness, lectured in England and Scotland on the civil war in 1864-'5, and in 1865-'7 was connected with the Freedmen's commission. He became editor and proprietor of the '" Church Union" in 1869, and in that year was associated with Henry Ward Beecher in establishing the "Christian Union," of which he became managing editor in 1870. He then studied law, was graduated at Columbia law school in 1878, and has since practised his profession in New York and in Washington, D.C. He has published " James Stanley," a prize Sunday school book, issued anonymously (Nashville, Tennessee, 1859); "Corn in the Blade," poems (New York, 1860); "Close Communion or Open Communion ?" (1869); and a prize essay on "The Liberty of the Press" (1876).
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