John Keefe(? - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 63rd New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 40 at enlistment. Mustered in as private, Company H, on October 7, 1861. Promoted to corporal on July 1, 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action - knee - on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died of his wounds on October 19, 1862, in a hospital, at Frederick, Md.
MSHWR says ìJ. 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.î
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from McLernon1. John Keefe is buried in Antietam National Cemetery, in Section: New York Grave Number 248.
Death Date: 10/19/1862 Death Place: Frederick, MD Burial Place: Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagherís Irish Brigade, Antietam, Maryland; September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2001 [AotW citation 2430]
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