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Pvt Andrew Kepley
Birth: Feb. 14, 1838
Lexington
Davidson County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1862
Shepherdstown
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA

Andrew was the son of Mathias and Elizabeth Younts Kepley. He married Neaty Hedrick on March 9, 1859. He was a farmer in Davidson County when he enlisted in the Confederate Army, with his brother Mathias, as a private with Co. I, 14th Regiment, NC Troops. He left his wife, Neaty, who was 7 months pregnant, and his 2 year old daughter, Elizabeth Dulcena. His son, Andrew Hedrick was born on Sept. 8, 1862. Nine days after the birth of his son, on September 17, 1862 the regiment, under the command of Major Gen. D. H. Hill was in the sunken road, between Piper and Roulette farms in Sharpsburg, MD. The outnumbered Confederates held off fierce Union assaults while clinging to the sides of the sunken road. Around 1pm, Confederates on the south end of the lane mistakenly withdrew, allowing the Union to gain a position in which they were able to fire down upon the Confederates. This sunken "Bloody Lane" claimed 5,500 casualties. Mathias and Andrew were both in "Bloody Lane". Andrew was mortally wounded. He was taken to the hospital at the Methodist Church, in Shepherdstown, VA, where he died of his wounds, on Oct. 7, 1862.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Mathias Kepley (1799 - 1888)
  Elizabeth Younts Kepley (1803 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Neaty Hedrick Kepley (1835 - 1911)*
 
 Children:
  Dulcena Elizabeth Kepley Workman (1860 - 1929)*
  Andrew Hedrick Kepley (1862 - 1938)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mathias Kepley (____ - 1862)*
  Rachel Kepley Hedrick (1824 - 1894)*
  Andrew Kepley (1838 - 1862)
  Casper Kepley (1838 - 1850)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Shepherdstown
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Joni
Record added: Sep 21, 2008
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Rest in Peace, Ancestor in My Family Tree.
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