(? - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 63rd New York Infantry
Age 40 at enlistment. Mustered in as private, Company H, on October 7, 1861. Promoted to corporal on July 1, 1862.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in action - knee - on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He died of his wounds on October 19, 1862, in a hospital, at Frederick, Md.
MSHWR says "J. A. Keefe Pvt H 63d NY. Right leg amputated on October 10, 1862, by A. Surg. L. H. Searle, 26th N.Y. He died on October 19, 1862, exhaustion."
References & notes
Basic information from McLernon1. John Keefe is buried in Antietam National Cemetery, in Section: New York Grave Number 248.
10/19/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD