of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Second Class Fireman, U.S. Navy. Birth: Ireland. Accredited
To: Ireland. G.O. No.: 11, 3 April 1863.
Served as second-class fireman on board the U.S.S. Ceres in the fight near Hamilton,
Roanoke River, 9 July 1862. When his ship was fired on by the enemy with small arms,
Kelley returned the raking fire, courageously carrying out his duties through the
engagement and was spoken of for "good conduct and cool bravery under enemy
fires," by the commanding officer.
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