KEELE, JOSEPH - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant Major, 182d New York Infantry. Place and date: At North Anna River, Va., 23 May 1864.

Entered service at:   Staten Island, N.Y.

Birth:   Ireland.

Date of issue:   25 October 1867.

Citation:   Voluntarily and at the risk of his life carried orders to the brigade commander, which resulted in saving the works his regiment was defending.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)