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KELLEY, ANDREW

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Having voluntarily accompanied a small party to destroy buildings within the enemy's lines whence sharpshooters had been firing, Kelley disregarded an order to retire, remained, and completed the firing of the buildings, thus insuring their total destruction; this at the imminent risk of his life from the fire of the advancing enemy.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Private (highest rank: Sergeant) Company E, 17th Michigan Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 La Grange County, Indiana

Citation

Having voluntarily accompanied a small party to destroy buildings within the enemy's lines whence sharpshooters had been firing, Kelley disregarded an order to retire, remained, and completed the firing of the buildings, thus insuring their total destruction; this at the imminent risk of his life from the fire of the advancing enemy.