KEEN, JOSEPH S. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company D, 13th Michigan Infantry.
Place and date:   Near Chattahoochee River, Ga., 1 October 1864. Entered service at: Detroit, Mich. Born: 24 July 1843, England.

Date of issue:   4 August 1899.

Citation:   While an escaped prisoner of war within the enemy's lines witnessed an important movement of the enemy, and at great personal risk made his way through the enemy's lines and brought news of the movement to Sherman's army.

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)