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Federal (USA)


William Kelly

(c. 1830 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery B

Before Antietam

A 19 year old laborer, he enlisted on 28 September 1849 in Albany as a Private in Battery B of the 4th United States Artillery. He reenlisted on 20 September 1854 at Fort Brown, TX and again on 10 August 1859 at Camp Floyd, Utah Territory, still a Private. In July 1860 he was with the Battery in Ruby Valley, Utah Territory.

On the Campaign

He was cited for bravery at Antietam by battery commander Lieutenant Stewart in his Report.

The rest of the War

I found no later military record.

References & notes

His service from the ORs 1 and the Registers.2


c. 1830; Queen's County (now County Laois), IRELAND


1   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Series 1, Vol 19, Part 1 (Serial 27), pp. 229 - 231  [AotW citation 10490]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 48, pg. 142; Vol. 49, pg. 116  [AotW citation 27447]