b. ? Ireland. d. 17/12/1920 New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/07/1898 Santiago da Cuba.
Kelly was born in Ireland sometime prior to 1898 and after immigrating to the United States, entered the army from New York City. He was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War with Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry as a private where he received the Medal of Honor for his actions.
Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire from the enemy.
BURIAL LOCATION: PLATTSBURG BARRACKS POST CEMETERY, PLATTSBURG, NEW YORK.
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