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Federal (USV)


Joshua Kelley

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old spring maker in Wilmington, he enlisted there in Company A, First Delaware Infantry at age 22 on 30 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded, his leg fractured by a gunshot in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated but he died of his wounds on 21 September 1862, probably in a field hospital on or near the battlefield.

References & notes

Service information from State of Delaware,1 which says he was killed outright on 17 September at Antietam. Medical details from the MSHWR.2


c. 1839


09/21/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Delaware, Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Military records for Delaware Units, Published 1861-, first accessed 31 January 2015, <>, Source page: Muster Out Roll, First Delaware Infantry  [AotW citation 13688]

2   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Vol. 2, Part 3, pg. 270  [AotW citation 26440]