Biography of Lieut. Col. Ezra P. Ewers


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Ewers, Lieut. Col. Ezra P., was born in Wayneport, Wayne county, N. Y. He was educated in the public schools and was a practical machinist by trade. January 18, 1862, he enlisted in the 19th Infantry, U. S. A., and was promoted first sergeant March 7, 1863. After the battle of Chickamauga, for bravery and meritorious conduct he was promoted to the position of second lieutenant, October 31st, 1863; first lieutenant March 16, 1864; transferred to the 37th Infantry, U. S. A., September 21, 1866; to captain September 12, 1867; transferred to 5th Infantry, U. S. A., May 19, 1869; major 9th Infantry, U. S. A., March 7, 1893, and lieutenant colonel of the 9th Infantry, U. S A., April 30, 1897. He married Sylvia, daughter of Rev. William Vaux, chaplain U. S. A., and they have one living son, William Vaux, who is a noted practicing physician in Rochester, N. Y. Col. Ewers is a member of Sackets Harbor Lodge No. 135, F. and A. M., also of Sacket.s Harbor Chapter No. 60 R. A. M.

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