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Federal (USV)


Augustus A. Trask


(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

Before Antietam

A 22 year old joiner and carpenter in Youngsville, he joined the "Raftsmen's Guard" at Warren, PA in May 1861, went down the river to Pittsburgh then on to Harrisburg with the rest of his Company, and mustered into service there as Sergeant, Company D, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves on 29 May. He was captured in the Seven Days battles in Virginia about 27 June 1862 and held in Richmond, VA until paroled in early August. He was exchanged and rejoined his Company, date not known.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from Bucktails 1 and the Card File.2 Details from Mark Reinsberg's Descent of the Raftsmen's Guard: A Roll Call (1970) [download article pdf]. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1839; Warren, PA


09/14/1862; Turner's Gap, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Thomson, O. R. Howard, and William H. Rauch, History of the "Bucktails", Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps (13th Pennsylvania Reserves, 42nd of the Line), Philadelphia: Electric Printing Co., 1906, pg. 365  [AotW citation 22954]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22955]