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Hazard, Austin E.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 32, credited to Hartland, VT
Unit(s): 54th MA INF
Service: enl 12/24/63, Woodstock, VT, m/i 1/22/64, PVT, Co. B, 54th MA INF, m/o 8/2/65 (5' 9.5" Black eyes, Black hair, Black complexion; butcher)

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VITALS
Birth: 1829, Woodstock, VT
Death: 03/23/1886

Burial: River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Peter Flood
Findagrave Memorial #: 10498640
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None
DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Granduncle of Martha Hazard-Small, Colorado Springs, CO

2nd Great Granduncle of Martha Hazard-Small, Colorado Springs, CO

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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT

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Biography

Regiment: 54th Massachusetts Infantry (Colored)
Company: B
Rank: Private
Date of Enlistment: 12/24/1863
Date of Discharge: 08/20/1865

Austin Hazard was a butcher who saw army service before enlisting at the age of 32. He was married to Rhoda Hazard and together they had five daughters. While still a civilian, Hazard accompanied the 1st Vermont Brigade as a servant to the officers of the Woodstock Light Infantry Company. He was stationed in Virginia with the regiment for the entire three-month enlistment. After the army opened itself to black recruits, he enlisted as a regular soldier. While awaiting assignment at the new recruit depot in Hilton Head, South Carolina, he was detailed as a regimental cook. After returning home he was active in George C. Randall Post #82 G.A.R. He died on March 3, 1886 of rheumatism and is buried at the River Street Cemetery in Woodstock.

Contributed by Jim Fuller.