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Federal (USV)

Private

John Keefe

(? - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 63rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 40 at enlistment. Mustered in as private, Company H, on October 7, 1861. Promoted to corporal on July 1, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action - knee - on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds on October 19, 1862, in a hospital, at Frederick, Md.

MSHWR says "J. A. Keefe Pvt H 63d NY. Right leg amputated on October 10, 1862, by A. Surg. L. H. Searle, 26th N.Y. He died on October 19, 1862, exhaustion."

References & notes

Basic information from McLernon1. John Keefe is buried in Antietam National Cemetery, in Section: New York Grave Number 248.

Birth

Date not known

Death

10/19/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Antietam, Maryland; September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2001  [AotW citation 2430]