George V. Kelley, Company A, 104th Ohio Infantry,

My great grandfather is Capt. George V. Kelley of the 104th OVI who you have featured on your Google map of the battle.
Sincerely,
Chris Stefanovich
CWD states:
Residence was not listed; 20 years old.
Enlisted on 7/23/1862 at Massillon, Stark Co., OH as a 1st Lieutenant.
On 8/30/1862 he was commissioned into “A” Co. OH 104th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 6/17/1865 at Greensboro, NC

Promotions:

* Capt 12/9/1862

Other Information:

born 3/23/1843 in Massillon, Stark Co., OHdied 11/4/1905 Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Denver, CO
Medal of Honor Information:
He was awarded the Medal of Honorfor action on 11/30/1864 at Franklin, TN. (Capture of flag)

Notes:

  • The engagement at Franklin was the most severe the regiment had ever participated in, its loss there being 60 killed and wounded.  It bore an honorable part in the battle of Nashville, then pursued the enemy to Clifton, Tenn., and from there was ordered to North Carolina.
    Source: The Union Army, vol. 2
  • Eleven rebel battle-flags were taken in front of our lines (two by Color-Corpl. Newton H. Hall,* Company I, who shot their bearers, and crossed over and captured them during the heaviest of the firing); 9 of them were turned over to brigade headquarters; the others are reported as having been sent to friends at home by mail before it was known by the captors that they should be turned over, or orders received requiring it. The slaughter of the rebels way very great, the ditches were filled with them, and the ground for many rods in front was literally covered with their dead and wounded.
    O. W. STERL,  Col., 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
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