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A. Martin, Jr.

A. Martin, Jr.

Federal (USV)


Austin Martin, Jr.

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Illinois

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 8th Illinois Cavalry

Before Antietam

From Ustick, IL, he enlisted on 5 August 1862 as Private, Company C, 8th Illinois Cavalry

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to the chest, date and place not given.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 6 October 1862 but he died there on 14 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Adjutant General.2 Hospital details from the Patient List,3 which says he died of typhoid fever. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of additional details and his picture, from a photograph of unknown provenance contributed by Bruce Weirauch.


c. 1841; Jefferson County, NY


10/14/1862; Frederick, 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 3848]

2   State of Illinois, Adjutant General, and J.N Reece, Brig. Gen, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois (1861-66), 9 volumes, Springfield: Journal Company, Printers and Binders (State Printer), 1900-1902, Vol. 8, pg. 117  [AotW citation 25265]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #5.043  [AotW citation 25266]