He was born in March 1832 (13; 9 (28 in 1862), 12 [65 in 1897], 14 [68 in 1900], 19 [65 in 1897]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 12, 14, 19).
He served in the US Navy, apparently in 1859 on the "Congress" (13, 15).
When he enlisted, he was a bak[er] (9).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (9).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 12 September 1862 (1, 9, 10, 15). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (9, 10). He was a private in company C (1, 19, 20, 21).
On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 30 men who had more than fifteen months to serve who were willing to reenlist (4). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (8).
On 1 May 1865, he applied successfully for a pension (13, 15).
He was married in 1881/1882 (14).
On 13 August 1897, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (12, 19). In 1898, he was present in the Southern Branch (12). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (12). He had a fractured right arm (12). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (12).
In 1900, he was in the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (14). He was married (14). He was a baker (14).
He again applied for a pension on 19 March 1907 (15).
On 21 December 1909, he was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (19). He was then receiving a pension of $20 per month (19).
He died of cerebral apoplexy on 19 October 1913, at 1601 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)
2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863
3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 March 1863 (Private Keely)
4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Pri Kealy [?])
5 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Alexander Keely)
6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 24 August 1863 (Private Keety [?])
7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 8 October 1863 (Alex Keely)
8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Keely)
9 company C, descriptive roll, entry 106 (Alexander Keeley)
10 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 38 (Alexander Keeley)
11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 2 May 1865 (Privt Keely)
12 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1898. Serial Set volume 3785. Session volume 43, 55th Congress, 3rd Session. House Document 55. Page 385. (Alexander Keeley)
13 pension index, by name (Alexander Keely)
14 1900 US census, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, Southern Branch National Home for D.V.S., supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 8, microfilm series T623, film 1706, page 96 = sheet 4 B handwritten (Alexander Keeley)
15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Alexander Keeley)
16 corrected death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died 19 October 1913 (Alexandre Keeley)
17 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (Alexander Keeley)
18 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (Alexander Keeley)
19 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1910. Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report... fiscal year ended June 30, 1910. Serial Set volume 6058, Session volume 114, 61st Congress, 3rd Session, House Document 1078. Page 385. (Alex Keeley)
20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alexander Keely)
21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alexander Keeley)
|birth date||Mar 1832|
|# years married||18|
|mother of how many children?|
|# of children living|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|