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Proud, Austin M.


Age: 18, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/27/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. A, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63enl 8/15/64, m/i 8/15/64, Pvt, Co. A, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65

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Birth: 1844, Pownal, VT
Death: 02/23/1913

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Pownal, VT
Marker/Plot: 1
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/16/1880, VT; widow Clara, 11/7/1913, vacated (accrued?), 2nd submission?, 9/27/1916, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Oak Hill Cemetery, Pownal, VT

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FUNERAL The funeral services, on the occasion of the death of Philander A. Preston of Middlesex, late of Co. C, 1st Vermont cavalry, who died from starvation in one of the southern rebel prisons, will be attended at the Methodist Church, Montpelier, next Sunday, July 23d, at 2 p. m., Rev. M. Ludlum officiating. Discharged soldiers and friends of the deceased are requested to be present without further invitation.

Source: Montpelier Daily Journal, July 22, 1865.

POWNAL Austin M. Proud, aged 68, a veteran of the Civil war and a life long citizen of Pownal, died at his home here early Sunday morning from heart failure. Mr. Proud was born in Pownal in 1844 at an early age he enlisted in Company A, Ninth Vermont regiment, and served in several campaigns. Mr. Proud returned to Pownal at the close of the war and has made his home there since. Although not in good health he was not compelled to give up active life until this winter, and was not confined to his room until three days ago. Mr. Proud is survived by his widow, three sons, Daniel and Joseph Proud of Pownal, and Winne of St. Louis, and two daughters, Mrs. Emma Blake of Providence, R. I., and Daisy Proud of Buffalo, N. Y. Also two brothers, John P. Proud of North Pownal and Winfield Proud of Greylock. The funeral arrangements have not been completed but it is expected that the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon.

Source: North Adams Transcript, February 24, 1913.

The funeral of Austin M. Proud, who died Saturday was held in the Baptist church Tuesday, Rev. G. H. Mohl officiating. Mr. Proud who was 69 years of age was a veteran of the civil war where he served with honor. He was a good citizen and had many friends. Many gathered to pay their last tribute of respect. At the close of the regular service the comrades of Custer Post, G.A.R. in charge of Albert Downs conducted a memorial service. Besides his wife, Mr. Proud leaves two daughters, Mrs. F. L. Blair, of Boston, Mass., Miss Daisy Proud, of Buffalo, N. Y., and three sons, Daniel F. of this town, Winfield, of St. Louis, Mo., and Joseph of Pittsfield, Mass. Also two brothers, Winfield, of North Adams, Mass., and John R., of North Pownal. The funeral was in the family lot in Oak Hill cemetery.

Source: Bennington Banner, February 27, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.