Marker Monday: John McIntosh Kell

Today’s #MarkerMonday features Captain John McIntosh Kell, who died ninety-five years ago today. Born and raised in Darien, Georgia, he joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and fought in the Mexican-American War. He became the first naval officer to volunteer his services to the South after Georgia seceded from the United States. He proceeded to hold the position of Executive Officer on two Confederate vessels, the CSS Sumter and the CSS Alabama. After the Civil War, Kell became the Adjunct General of Georgia, a position the he held from 1887 until his death on October 5, 1900.

To learn more about John McIntosh Kell, read the full marker text and visit Georgia’s Civil War Sesquicentennial.

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