James F. Kelly
Company C 22nd Infantry
James F. Kelly was born in Troy, Alabama in 1873.
He served in Company H
"Troy Rifles" 2nd Alabama Volunteer Infantry which was
service in May and June 1898 at Mobile, Alabama. The Regiment served in the continental United States
during its period of service. Kelly was discharged on October 31, 1898 when the Regiment was mustered
out of service.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company C of the 22nd Infantry on November
at Montgomery, Alabama. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 10 inches tall, had dark brown hair,
blue eyes and a dark complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Rail Road Man.
Private Kelly died of carcinoma
of the rectum at the 4th District Hospital at San Isidro,
Luzon, Philippines on June 24, 1900.
Below is his listing in a report
of deaths in Company C in the Philippines,
prepared by the Company Commander, Captain Henry G. Lyon in January, 1901:
Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway
James F. Kelly was buried in the
military cemetery at San Isidro, on the island of Luzon.
His body was later returned to the United States on the transport USAT Logan and received
in San Francisco on March 29, 1906, at which time he was interred at San Francisco, California.
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco County
Plot: ES, 1274
Grave marker for James F. Kelly
Photo by Carol from the Find A Grave website
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