Kelly, Joseph

Rank: Private

Unit: E Co, 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: November 26, 1844 in Fort Jesup, Louisiana. He was 24.

Date of birth: 1820

Hometown: Ireland

Occupation prior to enlistment: Clerk

Campaign: Texas Occupation

Died: 13 February 1846

Age at death: 25 or 26

Cause of death: Fell from horse

Location of fatality: Corpus Christi, Texas

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Place of interment: Old Bayview Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas

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Note: He stood 5’9½” with clerk; blue eyes, brown hair, and fair complexion.

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