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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