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Pvt Andrew Kepley

Pvt Andrew Kepley

Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 7 Oct 1862 (aged 24)
Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 29960557 · View Source
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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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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Andrew Kepley (14 Feb 1838–7 Oct 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29960557, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Joni (contributor 47050877) .