Contributed by Joan H. Bixby
Description: Death of Eugene A. Kelley.Date: September 23 1864
Newspaper published in: St. Johnsbury
Source: Library of Congress
Page/Column: Page 1
DEATH OF EUGENE A. KELLEY.
We are pained to hear of the death of Eugene A. Kelley, who enlisted between two
and three months ago. He was taken sick with the typhoid fever on the 10th of August;
on the 12th he was taken to the hospital At City Point, and died on the 17th. It will be
remembered that he was the young man who on learning the death of Charles B. Mead
of West Rutland, so promptly determined to take his place in the country's service. He
had attended the union high school of Rutland between two and three years; went from
here to the university of Michigan and left there after one year's study, because he believed
it his duty to help fight the battles of the Union. He came here to enlist, but our quota being
then full he was persuaded by friends to wait. On hearing of young Mead's death, however,
he, as before stated, promptly and without waiting for a bounty, decided to take his place in
the Union ranks. He was a good scholar, a fine young man, and as his acts proved, a patriot.
His death occasions much sorrow among all who knew him.---Rutland Herald.