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Federal (USV)


Michael L. Keenen

(c. 1835 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 26, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Corporal, Company I, 69th New York Infantry on 26 December 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh in action as Color Sergeant at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at hospitals in Frederick, MD and Philadelphia, PA. He mustered out on the consolidation of the regiment on 12 June 1863 near Falmouth, VA.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster,1 which also has him as Michael L. Keenan. Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2


c. 1835


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, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 28, pg. 171  [AotW citation 18120]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 269  [AotW citation 18121]