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In 2020 I obtained scans of Frank Hayes Butterfield Jr.'s Keeler Civil War letters, medals, and ribbons courtesy of the Michigan Civil War Collection. The scans were of exceptional quality, but I converted them to a more compact format for ease of sharing and editing. Edited transcriptions are being inserted before the original letters as time permits.

John William Myers, III
January 1, 2021
Canyon Lake, California


KEELER CIVIL WAR LETTERS

most written by, and a few written to:
Dexter Dwight Keeler (1836-1921)
23rd Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry

FAMILY

Parents: Lewis S. Keeler & Sarah L. (Warner) Keeler
Brothers: Sanford "Sant" Keeler (wife Lucy), Francis Duane "Frank" Keeler
Sister: Sarah Edwene Keeler
Wife: Susan M. (Reading) Keeler
Inlaws: Daniel Lanning Reading & Rachael (Mead) Reading
Children (pre-war): Rachel Keeler, George C. Keeler, Frances D. "Frankey" Keeler
Cousin: Edwin C. Moody

OTHERS

Dr. Andrew B. Spinney (1st cousin of sister's future husband Dr. William Hoyt)
B. F. Fisher (see Letter written by Francis Duane Keeler to Mrs. Fisher)
Sarah Lester (probably a sister of wife Susan M. (Reading) Keeler
Lottie Lester (probably daughter of Sarah Lester)
Mrs. L. M. Mead (probably related to his mother-in-law Rachael Mead)
Henrietta E. Hall (unknown)



THE ORIGINAL LETTERS

IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

* Indicates that a transcription precedes the original.
Transcriptions are edited to enhance readability.
Added notes are {italicized-bracketed}.


MISCELLANEOUS ENVELOPES

MEDALS

RIBBONS

This information is provided for the use of persons engaged in non-commercial genealogical research
and any commercial use whatsoever is strictly prohibited. Copyright © 2021 by John William Myers III.