McKEE, David

WI 15th Inf. Residence: Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin. Born in Scotland. Veteran of the Mexican War. Civil War: Served earlier as Captain in Wisconsin 2nd Infantry. Said to have no connections with Scandinavians, but was assigned to the 15th because the Governor wanted it. Commissioned 24 Mar 1862. Lieutenant Colonel, succeeding Kiler Jones. Described as capable and brave and well-liked by his men. Killed in Battle of Stone’s River, Tennessee, 31 Dec 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 78-1; red book vol 20 p 2) (Buslett p318) (Gjertveit)