Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Weston H. Keene, 20th., Maine Infantry.

Weston H. Keene.
Birth: 1838.
Death: September 30, 1864.
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Bremen, Lincoln County, Maine.

Capt. Weston H. Keene, Co. A 20th. Regt. Me. Vol's. Killed at the Battle of Peeble's Farm Va. September 30 1864, Age 26 years.

The following is from the 20th., regimental history.

Captain Weston H. Keene was killed. Captain Sidelinger and Lieutenant Alden Miller were wounded. Connected with Captain Keene's death there was a very singular incident. On the morning of the battle. Captain Keene remarked to a brother officer, that when entering a battle it had always been his custom to send his money back to the rear by some non-combatant, for safe keeping, but that on this occasion he would not do that, and if he was killed the money would pay the expense of embalming his body, and sending it to his friends in Maine. That night, when the rebels were making their charge, at the most terrific moment of the battle, the gallant captain was killed, and his money was actually expended for the purpose named

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