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Federal (USV)


Thomas Kelly

(1836 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 25, a laborer from Chicopee, he enlisted on 6 July 1862 in Company K, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862. He died of wounds the same day.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts,1 which has him as Thomas Kelley. Details from Harnwell.2 His memorial is on Findagrave.


1836; County Waterford, IRELAND


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 199 - 201  [AotW citation 5956]

2   Harnwell, Susan, The 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War 1861 - 1864, Published 1997, first accessed 01 January 1999, <>, Source page: /ma15mvi/Roster/p64.htm#i1630  [AotW citation 18004]