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Joseph S. Keen
Birth: Jul. 24, 1843
Stanford-in-the-Vale
Vale of White Horse District
Oxfordshire, England
Death: Dec. 3, 1926
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Enlisted as a Private in Company D, 13th Michigan Volunteer Infantry on February 1, 1862. Promoted to Corporal on August 31, 1862, and to Sargent on April 1, 1863. He was wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia on September 20, 1863. He was confined in the Confederate prisons of Richmond, Danville and Andersonville, and escaped on September 10, 1864 at Macon, Georgia. Following his escape and during the period of his attempt to return to Union lines he observed the movement of General Hood's forces crossing the Chatahoochee River to flank Sherman's Army in the rear. He boldly walked through the Confederate marching columns, camps and pickets, reached Union lines near Atlanta on October 1, and reported his information to General Kirkpatrick. He was awarded the CMOH for this deed on July 31, 1899. (bio by: Mark Pawelczak) 
 
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 Children:
  Williston Aaron Keen (1869 - 1942)*
  Albert Sidney Keen (1875 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 10, Lot 12
GPS (lat/lon): 42.34593, -83.01721
 
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Originally Created by: Mark Pawelczak
Record added: Sep 02, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6745253
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