COL Kelly, Patrick

Patrick Kelly

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Born: 1822

Birthplace: County Galway, Ireland

Father: Patrick Kelly 1790 – 1831

Mother: Mary McNully

Wife: Elizabeth Kelly 1823 – 1858
(Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, New York)​

Occupation before War:

Immigrated to the United States from Ireland​

Civil War Career:

1861: Captain Company E, 69th New York Infantry Regiment​
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1861 – 1862: Captain, United States Army, 16th Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862: Brevetted for gallantry at Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862: Lt. Colonel of 88th New York Infantry Regiment
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1862: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 88th New York Infantry Regiment​
1862: Received a perfunctory commendation form General Hancock​
1863: Acting Commander of the Irish Brigade​
1863: Brigade Commander at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Brigade Commander at Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1864: Brigade Commander at Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia​
1864: Brigade Commander at Siege of Petersburg, Virginia​
1864: Shot thru the head during the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia​

Died: June 16, 1864

Place of Death: Petersburg, Virginia

Age at time of Death: 41 or 42 years old

Burial Place: Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, New York
 
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Patrick Kelly:
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Born: 1822
Birthplace: County Galway IrelandView attachment 365056
Father: Patrick Kelly 1790 – 1831
Mother: Mary McNully
Wife: Elizabeth Kelly 1823 – 1858
(Buried: Calvary Cemetery Woodside New York)

Occupation before War:
Immigrated to the United States from Ireland

Civil War Career:
1861: Captain Company E 69th​ New York Infantry Regiment
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run Virginia
1861 – 1862: Captain United States Army 16th​ Infantry Regiment
1862: Served in the Battle of Shiloh Tennessee
1862: Brevetted for gallantry at Battle of Shiloh Tennessee
1862: Lt. Colonel of 88th​ New York Infantry Regiment
1862: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Antietam Maryland
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 88th​ New York Infantry Regiment
1862: Received a perfunctory commendation form General Hancock
1863: Acting Commander of the Irish Brigade
1863: Brigade Commander at the Battle of Chancellorsville VirginiaView attachment 365057
1863: Brigade Commander at Battle of Gettysburg Pennsylvania
1864: Brigade Commander at Battle of Cold Harbor Virginia
1864: Brigade Commander at Siege of Petersburg Virginia
1864: Shot thru the head during the Siege of Petersburg Virginia


Died:
June 16, 1864
Place of Death: Petersburg Virginia
Age at time of Death: 41 or 42 years old
Burial Place: Calvary Cemetery Woodside New York
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I would like to know his replacement at Petersburg after being shot through the head. He seems to have been a very strong and supportive leader.
Lubliner.
I believe Captain Richard Moroney breifly commanded until Colonel Robert Nugent arrived to take command.
 

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I believe Captain Richard Moroney breifly commanded until Colonel Robert Nugent arrived to take command.

That is correct. Colonel Nugent took command of the brigade at the end of October 1864. At the outset of the Overland Campaign, the brigade was commanded by Colonel Richard Byrnes of the 28th Massachusetts until he was mortally wounded at Cold Harbor when Patrick Kelly took over and was then killed 2 weeks later at Petersburg. Captain Richard Moroney took command but the brigade was consolidated into the other brigades of the division due to the reduction of their strength.

Ryan
 

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