U.S. ARMY

Leverett M. Kelley

Rank:

SERGEANT

Conflict/Era:

U.S. CIVIL WAR

Unit/Command:

COMPANY A, 36TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY

Military Service Branch:

U.S. ARMY

Medal of Honor Action Date:

NOVEMBER 25, 1863

Medal of Honor Action Place:

MISSIONARY RIDGE, TENNESSEE, USA

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.

Additional Information:

Awarded Posthumously:

NO

Born:

SEPTEMBER 28, 1841, SCHENECTADY, SCHENECTADY COUNTY, NEW YORK

Died:

APRIL 9, 1924, WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES

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