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Confederate (CSV)


James F. Keel

(c. 1834 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 27, from Martin County, he enlisted as Private, Company H, First North Carolina Infantry on 24 June 1861 in Martin. He was detailed as a blacksmith in September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the leg, his tibia broken, in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

He was at Fort McHenry by 3 October when he was paroled. He was transferred to Fortress Monroe, VA on 23 October for exchange and was in a hospital in Richmond, VA the next day. He was furloughed home on 12 November 1862, was in a Charlottesville, VA hospital in June and July 1864, and returned to duty about September 1864. He was back in a Richmond, VA hospital for his Sharpsburg wound in December and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps in Richmond on 10 January 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3.


c. 1834; Martin County, NC


1   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 26312]