I did find a Lafayette Kelly in the Soldiers and Sailors System. Is there any more detail on your family from the letters? Maybe he served with the surgeon.
Lafayette Kelly (First_Last)
Regiment Name 4 (Russell's) Alabama Cavalry
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Film Number M374 roll 24
CONFEDERATE ALABAMA TROOPS
4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Russell's)
4th (Russell's) Cavalry Regiment was formed at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in December, 1862, by consolidating four companies from the 3rd (Forrest's Old) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, six companies of the 4th Alabama Battalion, and the Russell Rangers or 15th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion. Its members were from the counties of Madison, Wilcox, Monroe, Cherokee, Jackson, Marshall, and Lawrence. The regiment was assigned to General J.T. Morgan's and W.W. Allen's Brigade. It participated in the Battles of Lexington, Trenton, Jackson, Parker's Cross Roads, and Chickamauga, then was involved in the Knoxville and Atlanta Campaigns. Later it skirmished in the Tennessee Valley and served under General Chalmers in Alabama. Assigned to Forrest's Corps, it was included in the surrender on May 4, 1865. The field officers were Colonel Alfred A. Russell, Lieutenant Colonel J.M. Hambrick, and Major F.M. Taylor.
Last Name: Kelly
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Regimental Unit: 4th Alabama Regiment
Company Unit: B
Co. Unit Name:
Pension Rec: yes
Authority: Pension Application Madison County 1899/08/07
First Name: David MI: Lafayette
Enlistment Information: Private
Remarks: Died a Prisoner of War at Fort Delaware March ______. Pension Application filed by Mary A. Kelly, widow.
Do you think this could be your man?
Gary D. Bray