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P.C. Keesee
P.C. Keesee

Confederate (CSA)


Peyton Clay Keesee

(1834 - 1909)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Danville (VA) Artillery


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Private in the Danville Artillery, and was appointed Corporal, probably before Sharpsburg.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on Nicodemus Heights at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The remainder of the War:
He remained on the field to tend his mortally wounded brother George, and was captured there. He was exchanged on 2 May 1863.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Thanks to Bill Guerrant for the pointer to the Keesee brothers at Sharpsburg, and for the picture here from a hand-colored portrait photograph. Life dates from his gravestone photo from Pittsylvania County History.

Birth Date: 11/26/1834    
Death Date: 05/13/1909    Burial Place: Keeling, VA

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