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Alexander Kelly

Details
  • Rank: First Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F,
    6th U.S. Colored Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 29, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chapin's Farm, Virginia, USA
Citation
Gallantly seized the colors, which had fallen near the enemy's lines of abatis, raised them, and rallied the men at a time of confusion and in a place of the greatest danger.
Medal of Honor Recipient Alexander Kelly
Medal of Honor Recipient Alexander Kelly
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Allegheny, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 6, 1865
  • Born: April 7, 1840, Saltsburg, Indiana County, PA, United States
  • Died: June 19, 1907
  • Buried: St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery (MH) (3-13), Pittsburgh, PA, United States
 

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