|Death: ||Sep. 17, 1862|
Altoona Tribune, Thursday, October 2, 1862:
FUNERAL OF CORPORAL JOHN A. KELLY - On Saturday evening last, Mr. Joshua Kelly, of this place, returned from the battle-field of Antietam, with the remains of his son, Corporal John A. Kelly, of Co. D. 125th Reg't P.V., who fell, mortally wounded, in the early part of the engagement. It is said by his companions that he was bayoneted, before he died, by a rebel who came up with him on the field. The day after the battle his body was found by Wm. A.B. Laub, of the same company, who had been detailed to help bury the dead, who interred the remains as decently as possible and marked the grave.
The funeral took place at 3 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, and was attended by four companies of the militia, the Good Will Fire Company, and a very large concourse of citizens. Hi remains were deposited in the circle in the centre of Fair View cemetery, which, as our readers will remember, has been tendered by the association as the burial ground of all soldiers from Altoona and vicinity who may die of be killed during the war."
Plot: Sec. 17, Soldier's Circle
Created by: Zella
Record added: Aug 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74716380
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