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Federal (USV)


Parshall Keeney

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 50th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old farmer in Wyalusing, he enlisted in Bradford County on 30 August 1861, and mustered as Private, Company K, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 September in Harrisburg. He was detailed to the Quartermaster's Department from January 1862 to at least June.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the knee in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital near the battlefield then admitted to the Coppersmith US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 1 October. He died there of his wounds on 17 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, and reinterred at Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1, as Partial Kennedy, and the Card File.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,3 as Purcell Kinney. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1838; Keeneyville, PA


10/17/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11536]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23091]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #13  [AotW citation 23092]