William Franklin Kelly(1842 - 1909)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A married 19 year old from the Newberry District, he enlisted in Company D, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 31 December 1861 at Adams Run, SC.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded with a compound fracture of the right thigh, caused by a minie ball, and captured, in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was in the US General Hospital at Frederick, MD, by 22 October, sent to Fort Delaware, then to Camden State Hospital, Baltimore, MD on 30 October. He was transferred to Fortress Monroe, VA and exchanged there on 13 March 1863. He was admitted to the General Hospital, Petersburg, VA with pneumonia on 18 March and furloughed home for 40 days 29 April 1863. He was again in hospitals and on furlough for complication of his wound January through August 1864, returning to duty on 9 September. He was paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865 as Private, Company E, 3rd South Carolina Infantry.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1, who has him buried at Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry, SC. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 10/06/1842 |
Death Date: 08/17/1909 Burial Place: Fairview Cemetery, Kinards, SC
1 Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster [AotW citation 15999]
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