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Federal (USV)


Alfred L. Keister

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 26, he enlisted in Elizabeth on 1 July 1861 and mustered into service as a Teamster in Company F, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 6 July in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 September but died there of disease on 28 November 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from the Card File 2 with hospital detail from the Patient List;3 both say only that he was discharged 21 November 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1835


11/28/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3712]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23120]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #73  [AotW citation 23121]