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Federal (USV)


Hiram M. Austin

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

From Newport, he enlisted in Company E, 5th New Hampshire Infantry at age 18 on 12 September 1861. He was wounded at Fair Oaks, VA on 1 June 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He re-enlisted 1 January 1864. He was wounded again, near Petersburg, VA on 16 June 1864. He was appointed First Sergeant on 11 January 1865, and mustered out of service on 28 June 1865.

After the War

He received a pension in 1883 (or earlier), when he was living in Newport, NH, for $6 per month, due to "loss part 2d & 3d toes, g.s.w. l. side head". He was living in Croydon, NH in 1893, and was a justice of the peace there in 1889.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1.


c. 1843; Newport, NH


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster, pg. 5 -   [AotW citation 13369]