Kelleher, John

Rank: Private

Unit: K Trp, 2d Cavalry

Reenlisted: March 13, 1899 in Cienfuegos, Cuba. He was 45 yrs. It was his fifth enlistment.

Date of birth: 1854

Hometown: Cork, Ireland

Campaign: Spanish American War

Died: 19 November 1899

Age of death: 45

Cause of death: Chronic dysentery

Location of fatality: Havana, Cuba

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Place of interment: Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia

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Note: Second enlistment was March 13, 1886 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri in F Trp, 2d Cavalry. He was 32.  He was discharged on March 12, 1891, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for expiration of service and held the rank of private. He enlisted next day into C Trp, 2d Cavalry.

Third enlistment was March 13, 1891 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas into C Trp, 2d Cavalry and also served in g Trp. He was 37.  He was discharged on March 12, 1896 at Fort Wingate, New Mexico for expiration of service and held the rank of private.  He reenlisted next day into G Trp, 2d Cavalry.

Fourth enlistment was March 13, 1896 at Fort Wingate, New Mexico into G Trp, 2d Cavalry and also served in K Trp. He was 42.  He was discharged on March 12, 1899 at Cienfuegos, Cuba for expiration of service and held the rank of wagoner. He reenlisted next day  into K Trp, 2d Cavalry.

He stood 5’10¾” with grey eyes, black hair, and ruddy complexion.

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