Arva Owen Austin(1844 - 1914)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Turtle, he enlisted in Company G, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 June 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was listed as a deserter on 13 September 1862, but a letter of 24 November 1862 from Levi B. Raymond, Corporal, Company G to a Wisconsin newspaper mentions that Austin transferred to the US (Regular) Army in September.
After the War:
He married in Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales in 1865, and probably lived there until about 1870, when he returned to Wisconsin. He was in Newel, IA 1873-79, Sioux City (where he was a constable) 1880-87, and then in Topeka, KS to 1900. He lived in Denison, TX until moving to Los Angeles, CA in 1911. The family has a postcard he sent in that year...
Dear Daughter Bell (Sarah Isabella) and Family. All well. My address is now 1245 E. 37th St., Los Angeles, Cal. I married the widow this morning. Am going to raise chickens and pigeons.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Further details from family genealogists, who note his first name may have been Harvey.
|Birth Date: 03/22/1844 Place of Birth: Concord District, Lake County, OH |
Death Date: 03/23/1914 Death Place: Los Angeles, CA Burial Place: Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, KS
1 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 521 - 523 [AotW citation 10384]
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