Browsing named entities in Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore). You can also browse the collection for Keys or search for Keys in all documents.

Your search returned 3 results in 2 document sections:

our obedient servant, Thomas Johns, Colonel Second Regiment Potomac Home Brigade; Cincinnati Gazette account. camp Keys, Oct. 28, 1861, Suburbs of Romney, Va. Our camp is called after the gallant commander of the Ringgold Cavalry, Captain Keys. On last Thursday our regiment, the Fourth Ohio, received orders from Gen. Kelley to pack up and move from Fort Pendleton to New Creek, and there join him with other forces in a march upon Romney. We left camp on Friday morning, under comman fully comprehend the enemy's position, and devise the most feasible plan of attack, soon gave the welcome command to charge upon their batteries and intrenchments, when, with shouts, our little force of cavalry, under the lead of the gallant Captains Keys and McGhee, dashed across the river, (which was fordable at this point,) while our equally enthusiastic infantry, under the command of Cols. Mason and De Puy, Lieut.-Col. Kelley, and Major Swearingen, rushed over the bridge to encounter the f
enemy for many minutes devoted their whole energies to her destruction, bomb-shells and rifle balls falling like autumn leaves over and around her. Once we thought a bomb had fallen on her deck. She was almost hid from view by smoke; fortunately it overreached her, causing only a slight disfiguration of her railing. She fired from her little piece two shots at Billy Wilson's batteries, and proceeded on to the Florida camp. eleven O'clock A. M.--The Nelms has arrived at her wharf, and Capt. Keys reports the facts as above stated, except that he is not certain whether it was the sand-batteries or Fort Pickens opened the ball. Whether Billy or Brown, they were in dead earnest. The steamer Time still occupies her position, apparently unhurt. Had the effort been made, it is thought by those on the Nelms she might have got out and come to the city. Of this we will probably learn more when Capt. Wingate comes up. The fleet, consisting of the Colorado and Niagara, it is thought, a