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KELLEY, LEVERETT

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Sprang over the works just captured from the enemy and calling upon his comrades to follow, rushed forward in the face of a deadly fire and was among the first over the works on the summit, where he compelled the surrender of a Confederate officer and received his sword.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: Captain) Company A, 36th Illinois Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York

Citation

Sprang over the works just captured from the enemy and calling upon his comrades to follow, rushed forward in the face of a deadly fire and was among the first over the works on the summit, where he compelled the surrender of a Confederate officer and received his sword.