CIVIL WAR~New York Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

CIVIL WAR~New York Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

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Schenectady County

HONOR ROLL

    CAPT. KELLEY, LEVERETT M.

    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.

    BORN: Sep. 28, 1841

    DIED: Apr. 9, 1924

    BURIED: Arlington National Cemetery
    Arlington
    Arlington County
    Virginia, USA
    Plot: Section 2 Lot 3756

    Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He earned his Medal on November 25, 1863, while serving as Sergeant of Company A, 36th Illinois Infantry, at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee. His citation reads: 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. He later rose to the rank of Captain. He was awarded his Medal on April 4, 1900.  (bio by: Ugaalltheway)


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