Age: 21, credited to Danby, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1840, Poultney, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Died in Virginia
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JOHN KELLY, son of Nelson Kelly, enlisted for 3 years as corporal in Co. F. 6th Reg't, Oct 31, 1861. At the end of his term of service he re-enlisted Jan. 2, 1864, and was promoted sergeant --- was killed at Cedar Creek, Va., Oct.19, 1864, age 24. He was one of the first to enlist in the 6th regiment --- being first among those who entered the service of the nation, when strong arms and brave hearts were needed. He was in all hard fought battles in which his regiment engaged at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Chickahominy (sic), Fair Oaks, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, 2d Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Antietam, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Fisher's Hill --- and last at Cedar Creek, besides numerous smaller engagements and skirmishes. In all these terrible engagements he never flinched, although several times wounded, and comrades fell thick and fast around him. Both officers and comrades give him the name of being a good and faithful soldier, and his associates all speak in the highest terms of his bravery. He sleeps in an honored grave upon the field of Cedar Creek, but his memory is here.
Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1877, iii:662
Sybmitted by: Deanna French.