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Danville Past and Present
Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania
A Collection of
Historical And Biographical Sketches,
By: D. H. B. Brower
Harrisburg, PA.:
Lane S. Hart, Printer and Binder
1881



William Keiner

     William Keiner enlisted in the "Danville Rifles," Captain Manly.
At Baltimore on his way to the front, he was accidentally shot in
the leg by Mat. Johnson, a member of his own company.  The
bone being shattered, amputation became a necessity, and for some
time his life was despaired of.  But a robust constitution and a strong
will brought him through the dangerous ordeal.  He was honorable
 discharged.  This loss severe and life long, is the sacrifice he had
made for his country.  How many thousands who never paid half
that price, plume themselves on supposed superior claims to our
common inheritance.  Indeed the war, apart from its direct results,
has taught some wholesome lessons.  After his recovery and re-
turn to Danville, Mr. Keiner engaged in merchandising.



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