Ezra P. Ewers

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Who is Ezra P. Ewers?

Lieut. Col. Ezra P. Ewers was born in Wayneport, Wayne county, N.Y. He was educated in the public schools and was a practical machinist by trade.

On January 18, 1862, he enlisted in the 19th Infantry, USA 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 31, 1863. He attained first lieutenant rank in March 16, 1864 and was transferred to the 37th Infantry, USA. on September 21, 1866. He was promoted to captain on September 12, 1867 and transferred to 5th Infantry on May 19, 1869. He became major in the 9th Infantry on March 7, 1893, and lieutenant colonel of the 9th Infantry on April 30, 1897.

He married Sylvia, daughter of Rev. William Vaux and they had one son, William Vaux, who was a noted practicing physician in Rochester.

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