U. S. Army – Private
When war broke out, Harry and his brother Charlie Kelsey enlisted and served in the Army. Harry served in Company H, 125th. Infantry; Charlie was also a private but it is not known what unit he served in, but both survived the war and returned to Charlotte County where they remained until death. Five of the brothers are buried at Roanoke Presbyterian Church Cemetery and Colgate is buried at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Charlotte County. VA.