The Civil War's SesquicentennialOne Week at a Time
Hosted By: Dr. Charles Ross, Dr. David Coles & Dr. Jim Jordan
The Confederates abandon Yorktown before George McClellan can lay siege to it. After a brief battle at Williamsburg, both armies continue moving toward Richmond.
I am the direct asncetor of Lt Gen. Joseph Warren Keifer. He received the sword from Commodore Tucker in the Battle of Sailer’s Creek in 1865 during his surrender. General Keifer promised to return the sword during piece time because he was so impressed with the valor in which Com. Tucker had presented himself during battle. He even saved Gen. Keifer’s life. For some reason, there was not the opportunity to return the sword and we still have it in our family to this day.I would like to find the proper place or persons for the sword and return it, as my Great, gr, gr, grandfather intended. Ted Keifer
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