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Federal (USV)


Peter Ausman

(c. 1833 - 1864)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 59th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, he enlisted as a Private in Company G, 59th New York Infantry at Cape Vincent, NY on 19 November 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company A on 25 June 1863 and was wounded again on 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg, Pa. He reenlisted in December 1863 and was wounded for the third time, in the Wilderness on 7 May 1864. He was captured, place not given, on 25 August 1864 and died while a prisoner at Salisbury, NC on 9 December 1864.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson,1 as Peter Augmon. His service from the Adjutant General,2 as Peter Ausmon. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His brothers Jacob and Christopher, also in Company G, were at Antietam; Jacob was killed and Christopher was wounded there.


c. 1833


12/09/1864; Salisbury, NC; burial in Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 118  [AotW citation 16189]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1900, Ser. No. 26, pg. 374  [AotW citation 27799]