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Delity Powell Kelly
Birth: Jun. 4, 1851
Apalachicola
Franklin County
Florida, USA
Death: Oct. 31, 1939
Pensacola
Escambia County
Florida, USA

Civil War Figure. When she was only 10, her father enlisted to serve in the Civil War, and her mother went along as a nurse. Delity was an only child at the time, so she went along with her mother and also served as a nurse, tending to injured troops. She was captured and released during the war and was present at Appomatox at the end of the war. In 1931, she was the first woman in the state of Florida to be granted her own pension, not a widow's pension, for her service in the Civil War by act of the state legislature. Buried in an unmarked grave for almost 50 years, her descendants learned about this remarkable woman's service to her country when members of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans were looking for her burial site in order to honor her with a memorial headstone. A public memorial service was held in 1998 to honor Delity Powell Kelly, at which time her headstone was placed. A chapter of the Florida Society of the Order of the Confederate Rose is named after Delity. (bio by: Teresa) 
 
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  James A Kelly (1849 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Delity Powell Kelly, Nurse Co A, Abell's Lt Arty, Confederate States Army, Jun 4, 1851, Oct 31. 1939
 
Burial:
Saint Michaels Cemetery
Pensacola
Escambia County
Florida, USA
Plot: close to right corner in back of cemetery
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Teresa
Record added: Feb 04, 2005
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Delity <i>Powell</i> Kelly
Added by: Teresa
 
Delity <i>Powell</i> Kelly
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