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Austin, Adoniram N.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 35, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, USV
Service: enl 9/9/61, m/i 9/16/61, QMSGT, 5th VT INF, comn 2LT, Co. K, 11/1/61, pr 1LT, Co. K, 4/19/62, tr to Co. F, pr CPT and AQM, USV, 4/7/64, Bvt MAJ 3/13/65, for faithful and meritorious service during the war; resgd 5/18/65

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VITALS

Birth: 02/15/1826, Chittenden, VT
Death: 05/10/1886

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 54773348

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Thanful, 6/18/1887, VT
Portrait?: Italo Collection, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Photo

VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Photo

Ed Italo Collection

Obituary

DIED

AUSTIN. - At his residence in Colchester, May 10, 1886. Major Adoniram Austin, aged 60 years.

Funeral from his late residence Wednesday, May 12, at 2 p.m.

Source: Burlington Free Press, May 11, 1886.

Death of Major Austin

Major A. N. Austin died yesterday at his home in Winooski, aged 60 years. He enlisted in the Union army, September 3, 1861, and was appointed quartermaster surgeon in the 5th Vermont Regiment on September 16 the same year. He was the first non commissioned officer in the regiment to be promoted, receiving a commission as second lieutenant of Company K. April 10, 1862, he was promoted to first lieutenant. He was transferred to Company F, May 7, 1862, and served as regimental quartermaster until February 1863 when he was detailed as quartermaster of the old Vermont brigade. On April 7, 1864, he was promoted to captain and assistant quartermaster of U. S. Vols. and he remained with the Vermont brigade until June 1864, when he was transferred to City Point under Gen. P. P. Pikin. He was subsequently ordered to Newbern. N. C. , where he had charge of the supplies for Gen. Sherman's army. It was for general merit at that point that he received the promotion to major in the quartermaster's department, which rank he bore at the close of the war. Since the war he has been a hotel keeper, proprietor of a stage line and auctioneer at Milton, Colchester and this city. Major Austin had a large fund of native humor, was a genial companion, and a popular officer in the army, and had a wide circle of acquaintances and friends.

Source: Burlington Free Press, May 11, 1886.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.