KELLY, ALEXANDER - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Sergeant, Company F, 6th U.S. Colored Troops.
Place and date:   At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered service at: ?. Birth. Pennsylvania.

Date of issue:   6 April 1865.

Citation:   Gallantly seized the colors, which had fallen near the enemy's lines of abatis, raised them and rallied the men at a time of confusion and in a place of the greatest danger.

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)