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Pvt William Keiser
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Birth: Jul., 1843
Kassel, Germany
Death: Oct. 3, 1886
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA

Son of John Kaiser, a Shoemaker b abt 1814 Hesse-Kassal & Mary b abt 1820 Hesse-Kassal; brother to William, Valentin, Mary, Minna, Henrietta, Henry, Michael, Lewis & Louise; husband to Caroline Goettler; father to Magdalena, John, William, Henry C, Caroline and Charles.
William was a member of the Turner Rifle Society, New York; a Civil War Veteran belonging to the Union 20th Infantry Regiment, Company E of New York; mustered in March 5, 1861 & mustered out June 1, 1861. His occupation was Joiner/Picture Frame Maker.
Union Army, Civil War
20th Regiment, Comany E, New York Infantry

Organized at New York City May 6, 1861. Left State for Fortress Monroe, Va., June 13. Attached to Fortress Monroe and Camp Hamilton, Dept. of Virginia, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, to May, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty at Fortress Monroe and Camp Hamilton June 15 to August 26, 1861. Hampton, Va., August 7. Bombardment and capture of Forts Hatteras and Clarke, N. C., August 28-29. Duty at Fortress Monroe and Camp Hamilton September 13, 1861, to May 10, 1862. New Market Bridge, near Newport News, December 22, 1861. Reconnaissance to Big Bethel January 3, 1862. Tranter's Creek and occupation of Norfolk and Portsmouth May 10. Duty at Norfolk until June 9. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field June 9. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. In works at Centreville August 29-31, and cover Pope's retreat to Fairfax Court House September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Crampton's Pass, South Mountain, September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. At Hagerstown, Md., until October 29. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At White Oak Church until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Three years men transferred to 3rd New York Battery and to Battery "F" 5th United States Artillery May 6. Regiment mustered out June 1, 1863, expiration of term.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 53 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 58 Enlisted men by disease. Total 120. 
Family links: 
  Johann Kaiser (1815 - 1892)
  Caroline Goettler Keiser (1843 - 1891)*
  Lena Magdalena Treche Keiser (1864 - 1911)*
  John Keiser (1868 - 1889)*
  William Keiser (1868 - 1939)*
  Henry C Keiser (1872 - 1916)*
  Charles Russell Keiser (1875 - 1952)*
*Calculated relationship
William Keiser
Note: Headstone photographs courtesy of Frank at Weehawken Cemetery.
Weehawken Cemetery
North Bergen
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Block 36, Lot 66
Created by: Louise Homan Keiser
Record added: Aug 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40853159
Pvt William Keiser
Added by: Louise Homan Keiser
Pvt William Keiser
Added by: Louise Homan Keiser
Pvt William Keiser
Added by: Louise Homan Keiser
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Rest In Peace
- vets2search
 Added: Nov. 16, 2010
Rest in eternal Peace, from your great grandson.
- Henry W Keiser
 Added: Mar. 30, 2010

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