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Name:Keeling Silvester
Affiliation:Class of 1863
Biography & Genealogy:Silvester Keeling, Class of 1863: Born- c1843. Matriculated from Norfolk, Va. At VMI 1 year and 1 month. Military Record: Enlisted June 20, 1861 at Lynhaven Beach for 1 year as Pvt, Company I, 5th Va Cavalry (12 months regiment). Extended enlistment early 1862 for 2 years ($50). Transferred to Company B April 5, 1862. Company became Company A, 14th Virginia Cavalry Battalion May 1862. At later date company became Company F, 15th Virginia Cavalry. Extant records show present for duty through 1863. Unofficial source says killed while defending a woman on special duty in North Carolina. Died- 1864.
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