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b. 19/03/1841 Groveland, New York.  d. 18/01/1912 Reading, Michigan.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 Waynesboro, Virginia.

 

Kelly received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Kelly's medal was won for his extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Waynesboro, in Virginia on March 2, 1865. He was honored with the award on March 26, 1865.

 

Kelly was born in Groveland, New York. He joined the Army in August 1862, and mustered out with his regiment in June 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Daniel Armer Kelly, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 March 1865, while serving with Company G, 8th New York Cavalry, in action at Waynesboro, Virginia, for capture of flag.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MAPLEWOOD CEMETERY OLD, READING, MICHIGAN.

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Daniel Armer Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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