Willard Keech(c. 1837 - )
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 61st New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Mustered as First Lieutenant, Company G of the 61st NY Infantry on 18 October 1861, age 24.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New York1. Mention of him on the Maryland Campaign in Fuller2.
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]
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