KELLEY, LEVERETT M. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company A, 36th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:   At Missionary Ridge, Tenn., 25 November 1863. Entered service at: Rutland, Ill.

Birth:   Schenectady, N.Y.

Date of issue:   4 April 1900.

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.

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)