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King, Augustus S.


Age: 18, credited to Tunbridge, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 8/1/64, m/i 8/1/64, Pvt, Co. E, 2nd VT INF, m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 10/10/1844, Tunbridge, VT
Death: 01/23/1900

Burial: South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT

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The death of Augustus S. King occurred Tuesday morning, resulting from the severe paralytic shock he suffered some two weeks ago. He was unable to take nourishment, and the stroke was of a progressive nature. He retained his mental faculties, and made disposition of his property and ante-mortem arrangements. The funeral was held at the Christian Church this morning at 10:30, Rev. W. Chedley officiating. U.S. Grant Post, of which deceased was a member, had charge.

Mr. King was born in Tunbridge Oct. 10, 1845, and lived there until he enlisted Aug. 1, 1864, asa recruit in Co. E., 2nd Regt, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, of the 6th Army Corps. He joined his regiment August 22 at Bolivar Heights. He was in all the battles of the Shenandoah Valley to Cedar Creek, at which time his corps was ordered to Richmond, to guard the Weldon Railroad. While there he, in January, he was taken to the hospital, and was sent from one to another, until he had been in six different ones. Finally he was transferred from Philadelphia to Montpelier, and was discharged at Burlington June 27, 1865.

In September of the same year he married Miss. Ellen M. Emery of Bethel, who died Feb. 29, 1896. After residing in Bethel six years, he removed to Randolph, continuing his residence here thereafter. He was at different times a farmer, a hostler, and a painter. He drew a good pension. He was a charter member of Ellsworth Post, and also of U. S. Grant Post, No. 96. He was the youngest of five children, of which he was the last. One daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Young, survives.

"How fast they fall!
Those we have known,
As leaves from autumn branches blown,
So quickly sere!
One by one they drop away,
And withered leaves they fall and stay.
And disappear."

Source: West Randolph Herald and News, Jan. 25, 1900
Courtesy of Deanna French

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