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Federal (USV)


Silver Ousten

(c. 1836 - ?)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Minnesota Sharpshooters, Second Company

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, 2nd Company, Minnesota Sharpshooters on 21 February 1862 at age 26.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, Va. in December 1862 with no further record.

References & notes

Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars.1 His name also seen as Silver Austen.


c. 1836


1   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 518  [AotW citation 21305]