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Kell, John McIntosh (1823-1900) Collection of John McIntosh Kell [Decimalized .01-.21]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00684 Author/Creator: Kell, John McIntosh (1823-1900) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1843-1900 (bulk: 1861-65) Pagination: 21 items

Kell was a member of the United States Navy from 1843 until 19 January, 1861, the day of Georgia's secession from the United States. He served in the Confederate Navy for the duration of the Civil War, commanded the C.S.S. Savannah, and was made a captain for his work as First Lieutenant under Captain Raphael Semmes on the C.S.S. Alabama. In 1886, he became the Adjutant General of Georgia. In 1900, the year of his death, he published a book, "Recollections of a Naval Life; Including the Cruises of the Confederate Steamers Sumter and Alabama."

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