Civil War Records of Augustus Severence

Augustus Severance

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
C 1st Ma. Cav. Private; enl. Sept. 9, 1861; must. Sept. 19, 1861 died Nov. 30, 1863 Watertown farmer

age 37;

prisoner June 17, 1863, Aldie, Va., as Corpl.; prisoner Oct. 14, 1863, Auburn, Va.; died of disease Nov. 30, 1863, at Richmond, Va., a Prisoner of War.

 

From: Watertown's Military History (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1907). p. 181:

Clipping from Watertown's Military History, p 181


Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
C 1st Ma. Cav. 1864 Widow 46980 24666   Mary Severance

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  17 pages (PDF)

Grand Army of the Republic

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Death

Date died of disease Nov. 30, 1863, at Richmond, Va., a Prisoner of War.
Place  
Age  
Cause  
Obituary  
Funeral  
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

Augustus Severance, age 26, a laborer, is recorded as an inhabitant of Stow in the 1850 federal census (dwelling no. 65/72) ("1850 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).

The marriage of Augustus Severance, resident of Stow, and Mary Loker, resident of Bolton, is recorded in the marriage register for the town of Marlborough (date unclear--May 6, 1851?) (“Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,” AmericanAncestors.org.)

Augustus Severance, age 33, born in Vermont, and Mary Severance, age 37, were recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Watertown (dwelling no. 390/466)  (“Massachusetts State Census Transcriptions for 1855 and 1865,” AmericanAncestors.org.)

Augustus B. Severance, age 36, a car driver, born in NH, Mary, age 35, born in Mass., and Ellen, age 5 are recorded as inhabitants of Watertown in the 1860 federal census ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).

Mary Severance, age 50, born in Natick, and Ellen Severance, age 10, born in Waltham, were recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Watertown (dwelling no. 390/466) (“Massachusetts State Census Transcriptions for 1855 and 1865,” AmericanAncestors.org. )

Mary T. Severance, age 83, of Hudson, was brought to Acton for burial on May 4, 1897 (1896/97 annual report for the Town of Acton, p. 38).

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Portrait above from: Benjamin W. Crowninshield, A History of the First Regiment of Massachusetts Cavalry Volunteers (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1891), p. 344. Digitial edition at: http://www.archive.org/details/historyoffirstre00crow.

 


 

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