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Federal (USV)


Americus Kelly

(c. 1817 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 102nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 44 year old shoemaker in Birmingham, he enlisted and mustered in Pittsburg as Private, Company D, 102nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 16 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He died of disease at Clear Spring, MD on 23 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Clear Spring but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as Amer Kelley. His service from Bates2 and the card file. His gravesite is on Findagrave. "Amer." - probably abbreviation for Americus.


c. 1817


10/23/1862; Hagerstown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3713]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 25245]