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Federal (USV)


Augustus F. Emery

(1828 - 1908)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

The youngest of 15, in 1860 he was a 32 year old laborer living with brother Thomas in the Kendall's Mills section of Fairfield, ME. Giving his occupation as lumberman, he enlisted on 29 July 1861 and mustered as a Sergeant in Company E, 7th Maine Infantry on 21 August 1861. He was promoted to First Sergeant, then commissioned 2nd Lieutenant by September 1862.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the abdomen in action a Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant, Company D by November 1863. He transferred to the First Maine Veteran Infantry on 21 August 1864, and mustered out with them on 5 September 1864 at the end of his term.

After the War

By 1890 he lived in Benezette, PA. He was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Marion, IN on 31 July 1897; he was then unmarried and gave his post-war residence as Medix Run in Elk County, PA. He transferred to the Home in Togus, ME on 2 June 1899 and died there of pneumonia on 9 February 1908, not quite 80 years old.

References & notes

Casualty information from Hyde.1 His service from the Adjutant General2 and the Card File.3 Personal details from family genealogists, notably Rev. Rufus Emery's Genealogical Records of Descendants of John and Anthony Emery ... (1890), the US Census of 1860, and the Registers of the United States National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

There was a much younger man with the same name who served as a Private in Company A, 3rd Maine Infantry.


04/04/1828; Fairfield, ME


02/09/1908; Togus, ME; burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Fairfield, ME


1   Hyde, Thomas W., Casualties in the Seventh Maine Regiment in the Battle of Antietam, Lewiston Falls (Maine) Journal, 1862-10-02  [AotW citation 6640]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, Appendix D, pp. 263, 264  [AotW citation 29273]

3   State of Maine, Maine State Archives, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Card Index, 1861-1865, Augusta (ME): Department of the Secretary of State, c. 2000  [AotW citation 29274]