JOHN W. KELLY, LT, USN
John Kelly '57
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: August 5, 1864
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
"John W. Kelly"—unable to find his middle name—was born in Ireland and appointed to the Naval Academy from Pennsylvania. He is listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.
Acting Midshipman, 31 January, 1853. Midshipman, 10 June, 1857. Passed Midshipman, 25 June, 1860. Master, 24 October, 1860. Lieutenant, 18 April, 1861. Lost on Tecumseh, 5 August, 1864.
Class of 1857
John is the only member of the Class of 1857 in Memorial Hall.