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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Benton Keesee

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Arkansas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Arkansas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer in Ashley County before the War, he enlisted in Company B, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Berlin, Arkansas, June 9, 1861; promoted First Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

Originally buried "in Samuel Beeler's barn field along the fence, running east from the barn" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who lists him as Behton Keesee. Further details from the Roster2.

Birth

c. 1843; Saline County, AR

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4777]

2   Howerton, Bryan R., Roster of the Third Arkansas Infantry Regiment, CSA, Published 1998, <http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/3rd-his.html>, Source page: /civilwar/3rdcob.html  [AotW citation 13789]