James Pelkey
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James Pelkey (1839 - 1863)

James Pelkey
Born in Illinois, United Statesmap
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Died in Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Nov 2019
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James Pelkey was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.




James was born in 1839. He is the son of John Pelkey and Second Daughter Wīhą́gā.

Military Record

He and his older brother Louis enlisted in Co. H, 2nd Minnesota Infantry on 15 July 1861. He was mortally wounded in the Battle of Missionary Ridge on 23 Nov. 1863, and died three days later. (MN in the Civil and Indian Wars, 141)


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