(1817 - 1868)
Home State: Texas
Education: Commanding Regiment
Command Billet: none
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Texas Infantry
In August 1861 he helped organize and was Captain of a Company that became "A" of the 4th Texas Infantry on its organization in Richmond that September. After Colonel Hood was promoted, Key was appointed Major of the Regiment. He was wounded in action 17 June 1862 at Gaines Mill, but returned to the regiment for the Maryland Campaign.
On the Campaign
He was with the regiment and commanded it up to 15 September - for action on South Mountain - but was too ill afterward. He passed command to Lieutenant Colonel Carter.
The rest of the War
He was seriously wounded at Gettysburg in July 1863 and was unable to continue in service. He returned to Texas and died soon after the War.
References & notes
02/25/1817; Edgefield County, SC
01/07/1868 Gonzales County, TX; burial in Gonzales Masonic Cemetery, Gonzales, TX