William H Kaiser

BirthApril 6, 1838
DeathFeb. 5, 1927
CemeteryWhitney (Whitney)
PostHatch (Whitney)
Unit73rd Indiana Infantry, Company D

Private William H Kaiser

Company D, 73rd Indiana Infantry

William H Kaiser was born on April 6, 1838 in Bloody Run (currently called Everett), Pennsylvania. He was living in Bourbon (Marshall County), Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 16, 1862. Kaiser served nearly 3 years with the regiment. He was mustered out on July 1, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.

The 73rd Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at South Bend on August 16, 1862. The unit fought at the Battle of Stone’s River in Tennessee in late December 1862 and early January 1863. The regiment lost 26 soldiers and 6 were wounded during the 5-day battle.

Kaiser died on February 5, 1927 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Whitney Cemetery in Whitney (Dawes County), Nebraska. Kaiser was the last member of the Hatch Post (#304) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Whitney. In addition, he was a member of the Sill Post (#99) of the GAR in Sterling and the Cody Post (#258) in Wallace, Nebraska.

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