Thomas Kelly, Civil War Soldier


Thomas Kelly
Born in Ireland,_Son of Thomas Kelly,_by occupationa Grinder,_Unmarried,_at the age of 25 enlisted for three years as a recruit to the 15th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols._Company K.
He enlisted August 7th 1862, and joined the regiment on the 7th of September at “Camp Defiance”, near Rockville, Md,_on the 8th, the regiment advanced through Hyattstown to Urbana._The next day, entered Frederick City._On the 14th, moved on, arriving at South Mountain Pass, just at the close of the battle fought there._On the 15th, reached Keedysville.
On the 17th of September, 1862_Kelly was killed at the Battle of Antietam.


ca. 1861-1865


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“Thomas Kelly, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed December 16, 2017,