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Confederate (CSV)


John J. Kelley

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Butts County, he enlisted as a Private in Company A, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 28 April 1862 at Griffin, GA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in his right cheek in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a hospital in Richmond, VA on 28 September then on a 30 day furlough home beginning 3 October 1862. He was in Atlanta on 17 December 1862 but was back to duty by February 1863. He was admitted to the Floyd House and Ocmulgee Hospitals in Macon, GA on 23 November 1863 for a broken bone and was again on furlough to at least the end of the year. He was captured at Harper's Run, VA on 6 April 1865 and held at Point Lookout, MD until he took an oath of allegiance and was released on 28 June 1865.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online via fold3, also as James J. Kelly, J.J. Kelly and J.J.G. Kelley.


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27404]