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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 56 2 Browse Search
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n. Many citizens of Alabama not mentioned on the rolls of the State troops made their names illustrious by chivalrous and daring deeds. Among the noble young heroes who laid down their lives for the cause of the South were John Pelham, John Herbert Kelly and John Gregg. Colonel Pelham was a native of Calhoun county, Alabama, and was in the graduating class at West Point when the war broke out. Late in April, 1861, he returned home and reported at once for duty at Montgomery. He was commoking that strangers gazed with astonishment upon the hero of almost fabulous renown. He was modest, courteous and refined, of unblemished character and undaunted courage; and his death was considered an irreparable loss to the army. Gen. John Herbert Kelly, though two years younger, was a classmate and friend of Pelham, and like him left the academy within a short time of his graduation, and offered his services to the Confederacy. He was appointed second lieutenant and sent to Fort Morga
5—(663) Capt. C. H. Conner, in Wade's brigade, Kelly's division, Wheeler's cavalry corps, November, November 6th. No. 58—(590) Hume's brigade, Kelly's division, Wheeler's cavalry corps, January, unty, February 7, 1864. (590) Hume's brigade, Kelly's division, Wheeler's cavalry corps, January 2No. 74—(642) Col. P. H. Rice, Allen's brigade, Kelly's division, Wheeler's cavalry corps, April, 18ieut.-Col. John McCaskill, Anderson's brigade, Kelly's division, June. (652) Captain Billinglea's cng Place, November 6th. (807) Wade's brigade, Kelly's division, Wheeler's cavalry corps, December. No. 58—(590) Humes' brigade, Kelly's division, January 20, 1864. No. 59—(871) Lieut.-Col. John S. Prather, Allen's brigade, Kelly's division, April 30th. No. 73—(819, 822) Mentioned in Coloneket duty, November 6th. (807) Wade's brigade, Kelly's division, Wheeler's cavalry corps, December.4—(642-644) Capt. T. G. Holt, Allen's brigade, Kelly's division, Wheeler's cavalry corps, April 30,
hundred and nineteen present, army of Mobile, March 2, 1862. Vol. XVI, Part 1—(1120) Commended in General Hardee's report of Perryville, October 8, 1862. Vol. XVI, Part 2—(1003) At Shelbyville, April 10, 1862. Vol. XVII, Part 2—(659) Ordered from Mobile to Chattanooga, July 26, 1862. Vol. XX, Part 2—(499) Mentioned in general orders, No. 7, Tullahoma, January 17, 1863. Vol. XXIII, Part 1—(587) Mentioned by General Cleburne, at Liberty Gap, June 25, 1863. (598) Mentioned by J. H. Kelly as under command of Lieut. R. W. Goldthwaite at Liberty Gap. Vol. XXIII, Part 2—(942) In Col. M. P. Lowrey's brigade (Wood's), July 31, 1863. (959) In Cleburne's division, August 10th. No. 51—(13) In Deshler's brigade, Chickamauga, September, 1863. (139, 140-143) Mentioned by Gen. D. H. Hill. Speaking of action of September 11th: Semple's magnificent battery was ordered up, and in a short time silenced the Yankee fire, with heavy loss, and the Yankee r
on, and the Alabama battalion of Major Snodgrass. This brigade was assigned to Kelly's division of Gen. Joseph Wheeler's cavalry corps. It was a magnificent body od later at Tuscaloosa, as commandant at the State university. Brigadier-General John Herbert Kelly was born in Carrollton, Pickens county, Ala., March 31, 1840. Lal Buckner. During the struggle for the heights, said Gen. William Preston, Colonel Kelly had his horse shot under him, and displayed great courage and skill. The d Pickett's mill, May 27, 1864, and in all the movements of the Atlanta campaign Kelly's men were always ready for the fiercest fight, either on foot or mounted. On port General Wheeler paid him this tribute: To my brave division commander, General Kelly, who gave up his life at Franklin, while gallantly fighting at the head of honors bestowed on his memory could more than repay his devotion. In 1866 General Kelly's remains were removed to Mobile and laid to rest in the bosom of his nativ