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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Joseph S Keen

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    13th Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 1, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near the Chattahoochee River, Georgia, USA
While an escaped prisoner of war within the enemy's lines, Keen 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.
Medal of Honor Recipient Joseph S. Keen
Medal of Honor Recipient Joseph S. Keen
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 4, 1899
  • Born: July 24, 1843, Vale Parish, England
  • Died: December 3, 1926, Detroit, MI, United States
  • Buried: Elmwood Cemetery (MH) (10-13), Detroit, MI, United States

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