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Federal (USV)


Friend H. Keith

(c. 1828 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 33 year old painter in Lynn, MA, he enlisted as Private in Company D, 8th Massachusetts Infantry on 30 April 1861 for 3 months and mustered out in Boston on 1 August. He reenlisted and mustered as Corporal, Company H, 20th Massachusetts Infantry on 24 August 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant in July or August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1828


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 1, pg. 526; Vol. 2, pg. 562  [AotW citation 20695]