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Federal (USV)

Private

Augustus G. Russell

(1842 - 1916)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

From Springfield, he enlisted at age 20 in Company I, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 10 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the right ankle in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was discharged on disability on 6 February 1863 at Concord, NH. He reenlisted, in the Second Company (aka Company B), New Hampshire Heavy Artillery on 4 September 1863 as Private, and mustered out 11 September 1865.

After the War

He was receiving a pension of $4 per month by 1883. By 1886 was an employee of the B&L (probably the Boston & Lowell) Railroad and a farmer. He was living in Grafton, NH in 1893.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1 and Ayling2. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave. Details from Hamilton Child's Gazetteer of Grafton County (June 1886). His wound from an 1883 US Pension Bureau list of recipients.

Birth

02/11/1842; Springfield, NH

Death

08/30/1916 Grafton, NH; burial in Grafton Center Cemetery, Grafton Center, NH

Notes

1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster pp. 149 - 162  [AotW citation 13453]

2   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, Vol. 2, pg. 917  [AotW citation 13514]