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Federal (USV)


Porter Austin

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 122nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer, he enlisted at Camilus as Private, Company H, 122nd New York Infantry on 2 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He died of typhoid fever at Downsville, MD on 19 October 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from burial in Hagerstown, MD to the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Nelson,2 and his stone have him as Jesse Austin (probably in error). His service from New York.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/17/1840; Camillus, NY


10/19/1862; Downsville, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3172]

2   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 16180]

3   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 1903, Ser. No. 36, pg. 218  [AotW citation 25058]