The Families of Adam Keith

In the Civil War

 

The soldiers and the stories

 

The soldiers

 

To date, there have been 248 Civil War soldiers verified in the families of Adam Keith.  Some statistics that may be of interest for these 248 men:

 

> One Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, further detail in “the stories” section,

> The youngest enlistee, Joseph Chafee, age 14,

> The oldest enlistee, William Bramhall, age 51,

> The average age of enlistees, where age at enlistment could be determined, 24 years, 11 days,

> The longest lived Civil War veteran, Francis M. Bloom, 1844-1938,

> Two were born in Canada from the Canadian Keith tree,

> Rank, 5 captains, 1 first lieutenant, 1 second lieutenant, 18 sergeants, 25 corporals, 201 privates,

> 239 Union soldiers, 10 Confederate soldiers,

> 11 known killed in action, 8 known died from disease, 32 known wounded [likely much higher],

> 15 were prisoners of war, 6 of them at Andersonville prison, Marietta GA,

> State served [below]

The Stories

Soldier detail by surname:    [A-F]  [G-K]  [L-R]  [S-Z]

Pennsylvania

Ohio

Indiana

Iowa

Illinois

Missouri

Wisconsin

60

52

31

28

26

26

9

Kentucky

Michigan

New York

West Virginia

Kansas

Tennessee

 

6

6

3

3

2

1

 

one wore blue, the other the gray

Congressional Medal of Honor

War and death came calling

Candy Store Soldier

Five sons, five soldiers

Capture of “Jeff” Davis

Corporal Shoemakers revenge

A journalist’s account

An Andersonville poem

The bereaved request