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Michael McKeever
Birth: Mar. 25, 1842, Ireland
Death: Dec. 24, 1916
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Ireland, he served during the Civil Warin Company K, 5th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, enlisting as a Private at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at age 21 on September 9, 1861. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Burnt Ordinary, Virginia (now Toano, Virginia) on January 19, 1863. His citation reads "Was one of a small scouting party that charged and routed a mounted force of the enemy six times their number. He led the charge in a most gallant and distinguished manner, going far beyond the call of duty". He eventually rose to the rank of First Sergeant. His Medal was awarded to him on August 2, 1897. (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Cheltenham
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section I, Range 16, Lot 19
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 23, 2003
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Michael McKeever
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