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Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

ALEXANDER, ANDREW R (1845?-1895?)

American Civil War Research Database, Historical Data Systems

Headstone of Andrew R Alexander
Andrew R. Alexander
Pioneer Cemetery, Watsonville

Andrew Alexander age 18 years, a resident of Van Buren County and a native of Ohio, enlisted and was mustered as a private into the 15th IA Infantry on May 25, 1864. He was discharged on September 16, 1864. He re-enlisted as a private in Co. E of the 15th IA Infantry on January 25 1865 and was discharged at Louisville KY on July 24th 1865. Pension records indicate that he applied for a pension (application # 1,158,834) on June 19, 1894 in Arizona. His widow (Fannie) applied for her pension from California on January 17, 1896. Application # 626,758.

Watsonville Pajaronian (September 1, 1881)

A.R. Alexander, Assessor Aston's efficient field deputy, went to San Francisco Saturday and left for Honolulu the next day. He intends to remain in the islands until next spring, having secured a good job there.

Watsonville Pajaronian (February 15, 1883)

A.R. Alexander who has been under the employ of Claus Spreckles in the Sandwich Islands returned to Watsonville Tuesday evening.


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