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Levi Pennington

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Perry County, Kentucky, United States
Death: Died in Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi, Confederate States of America
Cause of death: Died in the Battle of Vicksburg, US Civil War
Place of Burial: Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Buried outside Vicksburg Mississippi where he was killed in the first assault of the Chickasaw Bayou Battle on the Battlefield. Buried in an unmarked grave.
Immediate Family:

Son of Judge Abel Pennington, Jr and Elizabeth Pennington
Brother of Rachel Johnston; Capt John B Pennington; Nancy McGee Arnold and Preston Pennington

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About Capt Levi Pennington

Levi Pennington was the son of Judge Abel Pennington, Jr. and wife Elizabeth Bolling or Bowling. He was born August 30, 1821 in Perry County, Kentucky, United States. He married Rachel Combs (1821-1908). She was the daughter of Samuel Combs and wife Nancy Ann Cornett.

Levi served as Captain of Company C, 7th. KY. Volunteers. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant under Sherman, and later received a field promotion to Captain. The promotion was confirmed by act of Congress but Pennington died in the "Battle of Vicksburg" during the Civil War, at Chickasaw Bluffs, Vicksburg Mississippi, before the paper work was processed. He was buried in an unmarked grave on the outskirts of Vicksburg.

He is sometimes referred to as Abel Levi Pennington also, but there is no documentation to support that name.

Child of Levi Pennington and wife Rachel Combs:

  • Mary Magdalene Edwards (1852-1941), married Elihu Moses Edwards (1848-1929)

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Levi Pennington was a Lieutenant under Sherman, who later received a field promotion to Captain. The promotion was confirmed by act of Congress but Pennington died in the "Battle of Vicksburg" during the Civil War, at Chickasaw Bluffs, Vicksburg Mississippi, before the paper work was processed.

He was Captain of Company C, 7th. KY. Volunteers

G.A.R. Post #53 in Annville, Kentucky was named in his honor.

I have seen him refered to as Abel Levi Pennington also, but there is no documentation to support this , that I have found.

I am also in the process of validating the photo , as to it being him. 3-10-2013 [Thanks Roger]

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Capt Levi Pennington's Timeline

1821
August 30, 1821
Perry County, Kentucky, United States
1862
December 29, 1862
Age 41
Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi, Confederate States of America
December 1862
Age 41
Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Buried outside Vicksburg Mississippi where he was killed in the first assault of the Chickasaw Bayou Battle on the Battlefield. Buried in an unmarked grave.