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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 Sharpsburg

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

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on Nicodemus Heights at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest 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 & 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.




05/13/1909; burial in Keeling, VA