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Thomas Austin
Thomas Austin,
Company D, 121th New York Infantry. Died 22 Jan 1905
The headstone was raised 13 inches, set on 8 x 12 x 2.5 inch 'fired' bricks footing, leveled, and plumbed.

Thomas Austin enlisted as a Private on 30Aug1862 at 28 years of age at Potsdam, NY. Thomas Austin served 8.5 months in Company F of the 16th NY INF and 25 months in Company D of the 121st NY INF; 30Aug1862 to 11May1863 and 11May1863 to 25Jun1865, respectively.

Thomas Austin was transferred to the 121st New York Infantry on 11May1863. On 22May1863 the 16th NY INF regiment was mustered out on the expiration of their term at Albany, NY. The three years' men were transferred to 121st New York Infantry.

Thomas Austin was mustered out on 25Jun1865 at Hall's Hill, VA

While Thomas Austin was in service, the 16th NY Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles which had a direct and decisive influence on a campaign and / or a direct impact on the course of the war:
  • Crampton's Gap, South Mountain, MD, 14Sept1862
  • Antietam, MD, 16 -18Sept1862
  • Fredericksburg, VA, 11 - 15Dec1862
  • Chancellorsville Campaign, VA, 30Apr - 06May1863; including: Marye’s Heights, VA, 03May1863; Salem Church, VA, 03 - 04May1863; Banks' Ford, VA, 04May1863

    The 16th NY Infantry regiment shared the hardships and discomforts of Gen. Burnside's "Mud March", 20 - 24Jan1863.

    While Thomas Austin was in service, the 121th NY Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles which had a direct and decisive influence on a campaign and / or a direct impact on the course of the war:
  • Gettysburg, PA, 02 - 04July1863
  • Rappahannock Station, VA, 07Nov1863
  • Mine Run Campaign, VA, 26Nov - 02Dec1863
  • Wilderness, VA, 05 - 07 May1864
  • Spotsylvania Court House, VA, 08 - 21May1864'; including the assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle"
  • North Anna River, VA, 23 - 26May1864
  • Totopotomoy, VA, 28 - 31May1864
  • Cold Harbor, VA, 01 - 12June1864
  • Before Petersburg, VA, 17 - 18June1864 and siege of Petersburg, 09July1864
  • Jerusalem Plank Road, VA, 22 - 23June1864
  • Fort Stevens, DC, 11 - 12July1864
  • Winchester, VA, 19Sept1864
  • Fisher's Hill, VA, 22Sept1864
  • Cedar Creek, VA, 19Oct1864
  • Hatcher's Run, VA, 05 - 07Feb1865
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg, VA, 02Apr1865
  • Sailor's Creek, VA, 06Apr1865

    The 121st NY Infantry regiment
  • was present at Appomattox Court House and surrender of Lee and his army, 09April1865 and
  • participated in The Grand Review, 23May1865; Day One, Major General George G. Meade's the Army of the Potomac.

    Sources
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

    Additionally information regarding Thomas Austin can be found in the Boulder Genealogical Society biography hosted on the City of Boulder [Colorado, USofA], Parks & Recreation, Columbia Cemetery website.
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