KELLY, John Herbert CSA

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KELLY, John Herbert CSA


Born March 31 1840, Pickens Cty AL
Died September 4 1864, Franklin TN
Pre-War Profession West Point resigned December 1860.
War Service 1861 2nd Lt. of artillery, Capt. on Hardee's staff, Maj. in 14th Arkansas, Shiloh, Col. of 8th Arkansas, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, November 1863 Brig. Gen., cavalry command under Wheeler, Atlanta campaign, mortally wounded during a raid on Sherman's communications.
Notes Youngest Confederate general at the time of his appointment. Signed Cleburne's memorandum concerning the emancipation of slaves willing to fight for the Confederacy.
 

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