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CMOHS.org - Second Class Fireman KELLEY, JOHN, U.S. Navy

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KELLEY, JOHN

Rank: Second Class Fireman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: Ireland
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 11
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Accredited To: Ireland
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Citation

Served as second-class fireman on board the U.S.S. Ceres in the fight near Hamilton, Roanoke River, 9 July 1862. When his ship was fired on by the enemy with small arms, Kelley returned the raking fire, courageously carrying out his duties through the engagement and was spoken of for "good conduct and cool bravery under enemy fires," by the commanding officer.