Southard, Augustus

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Augustus was born in Rensselaerville on May 25,1842, a son of John Southard and Ann Gould.

Marriage & Children

He married at about 1866, Antoinette Griffin who was born in 1839. They moved to Westerlo and they had the following children:

  • Mina Southard
  • Edgar Southard
  • Wilbur Southard
  • Charles Southard

Military Service

Residence at Enlistment: Rensselaerville[1]
Place of Birth: Rensselaerville, NY[1]
Date of Birth: 25 May 1842[1]
Names of Parents: John (Southard) and Ann Gould[1]
Marital Status: Single[1]
Occupation: Mechanic[1]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Bounty Received: $50.00[1]
Enlistment Date: 14 Oct 1862[2]
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville, New York[2]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 177th Infantry[2][1]
Company: Company C
Deserted on: 1 Jan 1863[2]
Discharged for Disability on: March 1864[1]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 24.[2] "Discharged March 1864 on account of disability still living P.O. Address Rensselaerville Albany Co N.Y."[1]

Absent, sick at Coeymans from November 1, 1862. Has failed to report since January 1, 1863. Discharged March 1864 on account of disability.[3]

He appeared on the 1890 Veterans Schedule for Westerlo.

Born in Rensselaerville on May 25, 1842, Age 24 years, Carpenter, Gray eyes, Light hair, Light complexion, 5'11" tall.[3]

Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


Augustus died in 1901 and was buried at the Rensselaerville Cemetery. Antoinette died in 1902 and she is buried beside him

Augustus Southard and his wife burial at the Rennselarville Cemetery,. Photo courtesy of Russ


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ancestry Military Databases
  3. 3.0 3.1 NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases