Andrew Nickerson

BirthDec. 4, 1845
DeathFeb. 24, 1932
CemeteryHayes Center (Hayes Center)
PostIuka (Hayes Center)
Unit189th New York Infantry, Company F

Private Andrew Nickerson

Company F, 189th New York Infantry

Nickerson was born in Oswego County, New York on December 4, 1845. Nickerson enlisted as an 18-year old private on September 3, 1864. He was mustered in the regiment on October 2, 1864. Private Nickerson served 8 months before being mustered out on May 30, 1865 at Washington DC.

Nickerson died on February 24, 1932 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Hayes Center Cemetery in Hayes Center (Hayes County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Iuka Post (#260) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Carrico, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Ellsworth Post (#16) of the GAR in Edgar, Nebraska. He was the last Civil War soldier in Hayes County.

The “Find-a-Grave” website includes Nickerson’s obituary. Items of interest include:

Private Nickerson’s regiment was at the Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865 when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia.

He was performing guard duty at the White House when he was discharged on May 30, 1865.

Nickerson moved to Clay County in 1882 and to Hayes County in 1892.

He homesteaded northeast of Hayes Center in 1894 and resided at that location until 1905.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.