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Keyes, Samuel S.


Age: 33, credited to Moretown, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. B, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 02/26/1829, Middlesex, VT
Death: 11/05/1905

Burial: Jones Brook Cemetery, Moretown, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/27/1879; widow ?Lucy E., 12/19/1905, VT, not approved
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Soldier lived near Jones Brook at the time of his death, and per the obituary, he was buried in the cemetery near his home.
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Jones Brook Cemetery, Moretown, VT

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(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)


SAMUEL KEYES enlisted from Moretown, born in Middlesex, February 26, 1829. "Bloody Sam", as the boys called him, was only 5 ft. 3 in. in height, but rather thick set, red cheeks. He was a sturdy soldier and did good service. We remember that on that trying march to Gettysburg as we were all about fagged out, all at once a clear laugh rang out, loud enough for half the company to hear, and we wondered what Sam could find to laugh at, but it acted like a tonic to us all and we felt refreshed and went on with new courage. Since the war Comrade Keyes resided in Moretown. He married Cordelia Clark, of Duxbury, November 29, 1852, and had by her two children, Ida and Lucy. He married for second wife Mary Campbell, of Berlin, one child, Mary. He married for third wife, Lucy Cady, who died in 1906, one child, Agnes, born September 3, 1876, died in Montpelier, December 25, 1906. Samuel Keyes died November 4, 1905, in Moretown.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 463

Obituary for Samuel KeyesObituary for Samuel Keyes Thu, Nov 9, 1905 – 1 · The Barre Daily Times (Barre, Vermont) ·