Alexander Kelly

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Birthday
7, 1840
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jun 19, 1907 (67)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
7, 1840
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jun 19, 1907 (67)

About

American Civil War hero who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm.

Before Fame

He worked as a coal miner in Pennsylvania before enlisting in the U.S. Army and fighting on the Union side during the Civil War.

Trivia

He returned home to Western Pennsylvania after the Civil War and worked for a time as a night guard for the Pittsburgh Police stables.

Family Life

He raised a biological son and many adopted children with his wife, Victoria.

Associated With

He and James Doolittle were both recipients of the U.S. military's most prestigious award, the Medal of Honor.