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Kezer, Andrew Wayland


Age: 19, credited to Hartford, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, PVT, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, reen 12/21/63, PVT, Co, pr CPL, pr SGT 10/17/64, CSSGT, 6/20/65, m/o 7/11/65

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Birth: 10/15/1841, Ashburnham, MA
Death: 03/10/1915

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: 650
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/24/1890, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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: See 1914 Brattleboro Daily Reformer Article for biography.


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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Andrew W. Kezer

Springfield Republican

March 11,1915



Civil War Veteran Was native of Ashburnham

Andrew Wayland Kezer, 73, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. John C. Moore, of 5 School street. He had been ill with grip a few days, but yesterday morning said that felt much better. He suffered a relapse soon after 10 o'clock, and died in a short time. Mr. Kezer was born in Ashburnham, October 15, 1841, a son of Charles and Lucy Ann (Holden) Kezer. He lived with his parents in different towns in New Hampshire, and was in White River Junction, Vt., when he enlisted in Co. F, 3d Vermont regiment. He re-enlisted in December, 1863, and was finally mustered out of the service on July 11,1865.

For a time after the war he conducted a store in Proctorsville, and after a trip West, went to Brattleboro in 1876, and had since made his home there. At one time he was employed in the drug store of George E. Greene, and later was a pressman in a printing office. For years he was a member of the village fire department and in 1876 he enlisted in the Fuller battery. It was while serving as a member of crew No. 4 gun in this battery at St. Johnsbury on September 6, 1883, that he lost his right arm by a premature explosion of the gun.

He was a long-time member of Sedgwick Grand Army post and of Protective grange, and had been a member of the Universalist church since 1888. He leaves two brothers, Charles E. of Keene, N.H., and Wallace R. of North Adams, and two sisters, Mrs. Moore of Brattleboro, with whom he made his home for years, and Mrs. Lorenzo Haskins of North Adams. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Universalist church.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau