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Michael Kelly

Enlistment Date: August 31, 1864

Release Date: June 22, 1865 

Unit: 211th Pennsylvania Regiment, Company H

Michael Kelly was born in 1845. Towards the end of the war he joined the army and was placed in the 211th Pennsylvania Regiment, company H.

In March, 1865, the regiment fought at the Battle of Fort Stedman, where the regiment received orders to distract the enemy. When the Confederates saw the regiment advancing they stopped firing, and the Union quickly forced them to retreat from the fort.

The 211th also fought in the Siege of Petersburg. The members of the 211th joined on April 2, 1865, the last day of the battle, and helped push the last of the Confederate army out of the city. The regiment suffered many casualties during this battle. After the fall of Petersburg, the regiment moved to Alexandria, where it stayed until it was mustered out.

Michael Kelly died on March 27, 1911. His gravesite is in section B.

(Compiled by Raymond Aguiar)

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