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Keith, Alfred Horton

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Sheldon, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. K, 6th VT INF, 10/15/61 (10/15/61), resgd 2/6/62, re-appointed 2LT, 3/21/62, pr 1LT 12/28/62 (1/14/63), pr CPT, 3/18/63 (4/1/63), wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, dis/wds, 9/4/64. [College: UVM 64]

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VITALS

Birth: 08/28/1842, Sheldon, VT
Death: 02/28/1910

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Marker/Plot: 03/2079
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Findagrave Memorial #: 48768286

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/30/1864; widow Henrietta S., 3/19/1910, PA
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS Collections
College?: UVM 64
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: See UVM's Digital Collections for the Civil War

DESCENDANTS

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Arlington National Cemetery, VA

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Photo

VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Photo

John Gibson Collection

Obituary

Capt. Alfred Horton Keith

Captain Alfred Horton Keith, aged 67 years, a prominent iron and steel man of Pittsburgh for 23 years and a civil war veteran, died last night at his home, No. 6421 Kentucky avenue, East End. Mr. Keith had not recovered entirely from an operation performed last fall. He had been retired from active business for two years. Previously he had been agent in Pittsburgh for the Crucible Steel Co., and before that had been connected with the Carbon Steel Co., for 20 years.

Captain Keith was born in Vermont and was captain of Company K, Sixth Regiment Vermont Volunteers during the civil war. For meritorious action at the battle of Spottsylvania Courthouse at which time he was wounded, Captain Keith was breveted lieutenant colonel and sent home temporarily disabled. He came to Pittsburgh 23 years ago. Captain Keith was a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, the Grand Army, the Masonic order, the Duquesne club and the Calvary Protestant Episcopal church. Surviving him is his widow, Mrs., Henrietta Shelton Keith and four daughters, Mrs. Shelton Bissell of California, and the Misses Kate, Mabel and Elizabeth Shelton.

Source: The Pittsburgh Press, March 1, 1910
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.