John H. Kelly
Confederate Army generalDied when: 24 years 157 days (293 months)
Star Sign: Aries
John Herbert Kelly (March 31, 1840 – September 4, 1864) was, at the time of his promotion, the youngest brigadier general in the Confederate States Army.
He became one of the youngest generals to die during the American Civil War, at the age of 24.His death occurred during an engagement at Franklin, Tennessee on September 2, 1864 during Major General Joseph Wheeler's raid into Tennessee in August and early September 1864 in an attempt to destroy the railroad that Union Army Major General William Tecumseh Sherman was using to supply his force from Chattanooga, Tennessee during the Atlanta Campaign.