John L McKee

DeathMarch 9, 1919
CemeteryPlainview (Plainview)
PostIrwin (Creighton)
Unit197th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K

Private John L McKee

Company I, 49th Pennsylvania Infantry

Company K, 197th Pennsylvania Infantry (100 days, 1864)

McKee was born in January of 1845. He enlisted in the 49th Pennsylvania Infantry on September 3, 1861. He was mustered in the unit on October 24, 1861 and served about 1 year. He was mustered out on November 1, 1862. The reason for his discharge after 1 year was not available. The typical term of enlistment was 3 years. During his tour, the unit fought in 2 major battles in the early part of the Civil War.

Battle of Malvern Hill (VA) (July 1, 1862).

Battle of Antietam (VA) (September 16-17, 1862).

McKee re-entered the military as a member of the 197th Pennsylvania Infantry on July 19, 1864. The unit was established for 100 days of service and guarded prisoners at Rock Island, Illinois.

McKee died on March 9, 1919 at the age of 75 years. He is buried in the Plainview Cemetery in Plainview (Pierce County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Irwin Post (#70) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Creighton, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.