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Kelley, Edward L.
Age: 22, credited to Clarendon, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/18/62, m/i 7/9/62, 1SGT, Co. B, 9th VT INF, comn 2LT, Co. B, 5/1/63 (5/20/63), pr 1LT, Co. E, 12/22/63 (2/1/64), pr CPT, 5/20/65 (5/31/65), m/o 6/13/65

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Birth: 03/04/1840, Mount Holly, VT
Death: 06/14/1896

Burial: May be buried in ..., , VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: VHS off-site, MHI off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: Last known living in New York, NY. Middle name Luther per Vermont Vital Record; middle name Lapham listed on Will.

Great Grandfather of Christopher E. Johnson, Gaithersburg, MD

Great Grandfather of Denis Johnson Merten, Norton, MA

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Died in Salisbury, VT
Check the cemetery for location/directions
and other veterans who may be buried there.


Captain David Dobie of Company H, 118th NYV (who went to Middlebury for a year or so and who's father was a Minister for a year in St Albans, Vt), relates the following about Captain (Edward Lapham) Kelly of the 9th VT. The 9th Vt was brigaded with the 118th and so they got to know the officers very well:

May 3, 1865 - "Capt Kelly of the 9th Vt has come in & says - "Well Lieut Vaughan of my Regt. has resigned, & I have a good mind to do so to but really would like to go home with the Regt." Capt K. went home last winter on a twenty day leave and without telling us a word got married; when he came back however, we abused him as well as we knew how. We expatiated extensively on the prospect of Capt. K. getting a hole through his head & the Mrs K. becoming a charming young widow & how agreeable it would be to her. Now that this delightful prospect is blighted Capt K. has quite an object for starting for Vermont."

Courtesy of Sharp Swan, Essex County (NY) Historical Society