KEENE, JOSEPH - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company B, 26th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   England.

Date of issue:   2 December 1892.

Citation:   Voluntarily seized the colors after several color bearers had been shot down and led the regiment in the charge.

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)