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Federal (USV)


Augustus T. Cross

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 19 year old clerk living with his older brothers Michael, a professor of music, and Edward, a banker, along with his mother and other siblings in Philadelphia. He mustered into service as Sergeant Major of the 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves on 25 May 1861. He was commissioned First Lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant on 1 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 16 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/01/1840; Philadelphia, PA


09/16/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11445]