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Federal (USV)


Christopher Ausmon

(1839 - 1904)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 59th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1855 he was 16 and living with his father Jacob and sister Mary on his uncle Peter Bellinger's farm in St. Johnsville, NY. On 22 November 1861, then about age 22, he enlisted as a Private in Company G, 59th New York Infantry at St. Johnsville.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company A on 25 June 1863, reenlisted in December 1863, and mustered out with his Company on 30 June 1865 at Munson's Hill, VA.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General,1 as Christopher Ausmon. Personal details from family genealogists and the NY State Census of 1855. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His brothers Jacob and Peter, also in Company G, were at Antietam; Jacob was killed and Peter was wounded.

He married the widow Pheobe Ann Hopkins Underwood (1839-1900) in May 1879 and they had a son Floyd (1881-1957). She had 11 children in her previous marriage between 1858 and 1871.


1839; St. Johnsville, NY


10/27/1904; burial in Cortland Rural Cemetery, Cortland, NY


1   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, Issue 26 (for 1900)  [AotW citation 8625]