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Confederate (CSV)


William O. McKeown

(? - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From the York District, he enlisted as Private, Company C, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 3 January 1862 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

He was listed as missing in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was killed while sharpshooting at Petersburg, VA on 4 July 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 with his status at Sharpsburg from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), in Company D, both online from fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Mixed with the records of William are those of W.O. McKeown, Ordnance Sergeant of the regiment, who survived the war; possibly Washington O'Neil McKeown (1835-1918).


07/04/1864; Petersburg, VA; burial in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27757]