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 William High Keim

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William High Keim Famous memorial

Birth
Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
18 May 1862 (aged 48)
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot
Section A, Lot 44
Memorial ID
5894607 View Source

Civil War Union Brigadier General, US Congressman. He served as Mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1848 and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of J. Glancy Jones, serving 1858 to 1859. In 1861 he was commissioned General of the Pennsylvania Militia and was sent by order of the governor to defend the towns of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Hagerstown, Maryland, Harper's Ferry, Virginia, and the upper Potomac. He was promoted Brigadier General of US Volunteers in December, 1861, joining the army under General McClellan and commanded a Pennsylvania brigade in the peninsular campaign until his death as to the result of camp fever.

Civil War Union Brigadier General, US Congressman. He served as Mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1848 and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of J. Glancy Jones, serving 1858 to 1859. In 1861 he was commissioned General of the Pennsylvania Militia and was sent by order of the governor to defend the towns of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Hagerstown, Maryland, Harper's Ferry, Virginia, and the upper Potomac. He was promoted Brigadier General of US Volunteers in December, 1861, joining the army under General McClellan and commanded a Pennsylvania brigade in the peninsular campaign until his death as to the result of camp fever.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 Oct 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5894607
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5894607/william-high-keim: accessed ), memorial page for William High Keim (25 Jun 1813–18 May 1862), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5894607, citing Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.