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Keyes, Sylvanus


Age: 31, 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: 04/20/1831, Middlesex, VT
Death: 11/15/1910

Burial: Jones Brook Cemetery, Moretown, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 38161742


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/27/1885; widow Susan A., 1/18/1911, VT
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: 13th Vt. History off-site


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Jones Brook Cemetery, Moretown, VT

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Portrait Portrait

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


SILVANUS KEYES brother of Samuel, was born in Middlesex, April 20th, 1831. Enlisted from Moretown. He was 5 ft. 8% in. in height, had light hair, light complexion and blue eyes. As a soldier he was one of the best. A man that could be relied upon at all times. Since the war he has resided In Moretown. P. O. address, Montpelier, R. F. D. 3. He married Rhoda Crain, September 11, 1852, four children, Chauncey W, born July 3, 1853, Mary J., born December 31, 1857, died December 31, 1857, Frank F., born December 19, 1859, Elmer V., born September 12, 1864. Comrade Keyes married for second wife Susan A. Smith, of Berlin, Vt., maiden name Susan Ayers, born in Claremont, N. H., May 10, 1847.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 464


Sylvanus Keyes died Wednesday after three weeks' illness and the funeral and burial was Friday, Rev. R. McKenzie officiating. The bearers were relatives. Mr. Keyes was nearly 80 years old.

Source: Northfield News and Advertiser, November 22, 1910.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.