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Thomas Kelly
Birth: 1836
Death: 1919

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in County Mayo, Ireland, he served as a Private in Company I, 5th Infantry, US Army. On the morning of September 9, 1874, Private Kelly was a member a supply train with a small cavalry escort to the encampment of General Nelson Miles expedition force at Battle Creek, Texas. As the supply train emerged from a canyon on the Upper Washita River, they were attacked by a large Indian war party. Outnumbered by several hundred Kiowa and Comanche warriors, Private Kelly with the cavalry fought fiercely as the train continued onward in what became a daylong fight. He with seven other soldiers were cited for their valiant efforts to reach General Miles with the supplies his 650-man force desperately needed. For gallantry in this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 23, 1875. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Mount Calvary Cemetery
Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
 
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Record added: May 09, 2002
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