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Federal (USV)


Austin R. Spencer

(c. 1840 - 1863)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

From Lapeer County. Enlisted in Company G, Seventh Infantry, Aug. 6, 1861, at Lapeer, for 3 years, age 21.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the leg in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was hospitalized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, PA on 20 September 1862, listed there as a Corporal. He was killed in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Michigan1. Additional detail from an announcement about arrivals at Camp Curtin in the New York Times of 23 September 1862. At least one family genealogist has his birth as July 11, 1846, which would have made him 15 years old at enlistment, 16 at Antietam, and not quite 17 at death.


c. 1840 in MI


07/02/1863; Gettysburg, PA; burial in Brabb Cemetery, Washington, Macomb County, MI


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 7, pp. 96 - 104  [AotW citation 12122]