|Death: ||Apr. 18, 1864|
John Keefe was age 21 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on August 12, 1862, at Boston, Massachusetts, for a term of one year, as an Ordinary Seaman, to the credit of Lawrence, Massachusetts. He served on the Receiving Ship OHIO and the famous U.S.S. HOUSATONIC. He was taken prisoner on September 8, 1863, at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, and died of dysentery as a Prisoner of War at Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Georgia.
Sources: MASS. SOLDIERS..., 8: 248; Goss, THE SOLDIER'S STORY..., p. 355.
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville National Historic Site
Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
Record added: Sep 28, 2008
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