(1834 - 1891)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 78th New York Infantry
see his Battle Report
At age 28 he mustered as Captain, Company B of the 78th NY Infantry on 28 May 1862.
On the Campaign
"Lieut. Col. Jonathan Austin commanded the Seventy-eighth at the battle of Antietam, the regiment going into action with 12 officers and 209 men. Colonel Goodrich, of the Sixtieth New York, who was in command of the brigade, was killed early in the fight, and the command devolved on Lieutenant Colonel Austin. Capt. Henry R. Stagg took charge of the re1891giment."
The rest of the War
He was promoted Major in February 1863, and Lieutenant Colonel in April. He resigned and was discharged 13 May 1863.
References & notes
1891; burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY