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  • Writer's pictureKirk Jenkins

Remembering Sergeant William R. Kelly, Company A of the Fifteenth Kentucky


William R. Kelly was born in New York and was twenty-seven when he joined Company A. Kelly was a harness maker; he was 5’6”, with a light complexion, gray eyes, and red hair. Kelly was promoted from fourth to third sergeant on May 8, 1862. Sergeant Kelly was wounded at the Battle of Perryville, October 8, 1862, and died of his wounds on December 5, 1862 in Shelbyville. He is buried in Grove Hill Cemetery.


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