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Federal (USV)


Willard Keech

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Mustered as First Lieutenant, Company G of the 61st NY Infantry on 18 October 1861, age 24.

The rest of the War

Promoted Captain, Company B on 22 September 1862. Wounded in action 2 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA. Appointed Major on 15 July 1864, but not mustered at that rank. Mustered out 8 October 1864 near Petersburg, VA.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Mention of him on the Maryland Campaign in Fuller2.


c. 1837


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 25 (for 1900)  [AotW citation 7663]

2   Fuller, Charles Augustus, Personal Recollections of the War of 1861... in the Sixty-first Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, Sherburne (NY): News Job Printing House, 1906, pp. 53 - 73  [AotW citation 7678]