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Civil War Soldiers - Keim
|Keim, William H., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born near Reading, Pa., June 25, 1813. He was educated
at Mt. Airy military academy, Pa., was mayor of Reading in 1848, was
elected to Congress as a Democrat to fill a vacancy and served in
1858-59, and then became surveyor-general of the state. In 1861 he was
commissioned major-general of the Pennsylvania militia, and, as second
in command to Gen. Patterson, marched with that general into Virginia,
where they served three months. In the fall of 1861 he was
commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, and, joining the army
under McClellan, commanded a Pennsylvania brigade in the advance upon
Richmond. He contracted camp fever on the Peninsula and died in
Harrisburg, Pa., May 18, 1862.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908