From the Richmond Examiner, 6/4/1864, p. 1, c. 3
THE REMAINS of Colonel Lawrence M. Keitt, of South Carolina, who died in this city from a wound received in the battle of Wednesday, were escorted to the Danville depot yesterday afternoon, and departed en route for the State of his nativity. A portion of the Public Guard and band, with the South Carolina Congressional delegation, accompanied the remains to the depot as escort, the latter officiating as pall bearers. Colonel Keitt reached Virginia but a few days ago as the commander of the Twentieth South Carolina regiment, one of the most complete regiments in the service, numbering over twelve hundred men. Fresh from the memorable defense of Charleston, Colonel Keitt was justly proud of his veteran command, and burned to lead them to glory and renown. He led them to both, but fell at the moment of victory, pierced by a hireling bullet through the lungs, dying in defense of the capital of the Confederacy, and pouring out his blood on Virginia soil. Colonel Keitt will be remembered in the old Congress of 1857-8, as the colleague of the lamented Preston Brooks. – He was brave, talented and chivalrous, and a fit type and model of the Palmetto State.