Union and West End Cemetery

The Union and West End Cemetery is located in center city Allentown. The main entrance is on 10th Street at 10th and Chew Streets. The cemetery is mantained by a dedicated group of volunteers. Ten board members (also volunteers) serve the cemetery association and manage the finances, make application for grants, solicit donations and participate in the maintenance of the cemetery.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

 

Allentown Democrat, September 24, 1862

Allentown Democrat - Battle of Antietam

Private George Keck of Co. D, 128th PVI was killed at the Battle of Antietam, Sharpsburg, Maryland on 17 September 1862. William Sowden, also of Co. D, 128th sustained a leg wound. Charles Peiffer of Co. G was also wounded in the leg.
Company D. 128th; George S. Keck, killed; Aaron Frederick, wounded leg; Mahlon Biery W. wounded hand; William Sowden, wounded leg.
Co. G, 128th; Franklin Ritter, killed; William Haas, wounded leg; Charles Peiffer, wounded, leg; Frank Keck, wounded leg; D.O. Pritchard wounded; Henry Stout, wounded.
Cpl. Hammersly, William Sowden, Charles Peiffer and Frank Keck were brought to this place on Thursday evening, in charge of Lt. D. Miller. They are all doing well.
None of the killed belonging to this county have as yet been brought home, but we understand that as soon as access can be had to the battlefield the remains of Keck and Ritter will be brought hither for interment, which will probably be during the week.
September 24, 1862



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