|Birth||July 13, 1845|
|Unit||017th Illinois Infantry, Company K|
Private Don A Keeney
Company K, 17th Illinois Infantry
Keeney was born in Chicago (Cook County), Illinois on July 13, 1845. He was residing in Belvidere (Boone County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on December 21, 1863. Keeney was mustered on January 6, 1864 and served nearly 2 years. He was discharged on December 22, 1865.
Private Keeney joined the regiment in the early part of 1864. During his enlistment the unit was assigned to duties in Missouri near Pilot Knob and Cape Girardeau. In June 1865 the regiment was sent to Kansas for about 6 months before it was mustered out.
Keeney died in March of 1932. Various sources list his date of death as March 8, March 9, and March 12. He is buried in the Fairfield Cemetery in Fairfield (Clay County), Nebraska. Keeney was a member of the Oliver Post (#43) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Fairfield.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.