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Federal (USV)


Lawrence Keefe

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Private, Company C, 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves on 27 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the US Army general hospital in Middletown, MD, but died there of wounds on 13 December 1862, age 19.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and Sypher2, who says he was killed outright on 14 September. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his death certificate, thanks to John Charles Manton.


c. 1843


12/13/1862; Middletown, MD; burial in Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery, Manayunk, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22704]

2   Sypher, Josiah Rhinehart, History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr and Company, 1865, pg. 578  [AotW citation 22705]