Sgt. Joseph Keele, Medal of Honor

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JOSEPH Keele

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Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery Jersey City Hudson County New Jersey
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Husband of Anne Keele
Father of Joseph H Keele and Robert A Keele

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About Sgt. Joseph Keele, Medal of Honor

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

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Sergeant Major Joseph Keele was one of three men awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in action against Confederate forces at North Anna River, Virginia, on May 23, 1864. Sergeant Major Keele's regiment was defending a position that became tenuous under the onslaught of enemy fire and was in peril of falling. From his vantage point in the distance, the brigade commander noted the danger posed to the regiment, and devised a plan for saving the position. Sergeant Major Keele, at great risk to his own life, voluntarily obtained those orders and then traversed the battlefield under a withering fire to carry those orders to his regiment.

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Sgt. Joseph Keele, Medal of Honor's Timeline

1840
1840
Ireland
1875
1875
Age 35
1880
1880
Age 40
1906
1906
Age 66
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Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery Jersey City Hudson County New Jersey