McKEEVER, MICHAEL - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company K, 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry.
Place and date:   At Burnt Ordinary, Va., 19 January 1863. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa.

Birth:   Ireland.

Date of issue:   2 August 1897.

Citation:   Was one of a small scouting party that charged and routed a mounted force of the enemy six times their number. He led the charge in a most gallant and distinguished manner, going far beyond the call of duty.

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)