KELLEY, ANDREW J. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company E, 17th Michigan Infantry. Place and date: At Knoxville, Tenn., 20 November 1863.

Entered service at:   Ypsilanti, Mich. Born: 2 September 1845, Lagrange County, Ind.

Date of issue:   17 April 1900.

Citation:   Having voluntarily accompanied a small party to destroy buildings within the enemy's lines whence sharpshooters had been firing, 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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)