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Bronson, Austin S.
Age: 18, credited to Weathersfield, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/1/62, m/i 10/23/62, CPL, Co. E, 16th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63 (gsw), m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 12/11/1843, Weathersfield, VT
Burial: Weathersfield Bow Cemetery, Weathersfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Lew & Ginny Gage
Findagrave Memorial #: 58850053
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/1/1874; widow Emma F., 1/25/1909, NH
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Weathersfield Bow Cemetery, Weathersfield, VT
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History of the New Hampshire Surgeons
AUSTIN S. BRONSON, M. D.
New Hampton, N. H.
Dr. Bronson was born December 11, 1843, at Wethersfield, Vt., and was the son of Simon and Betsey E. (Scott) Bronson. His early education was in the common schools and at the Methodist Conference Seminary at Springfield, Vt. His professional education was commenced in 1866, under the direction of Langdon Sawyer, M. D., at Springfield, Vt., and continued under the direction of Prof. N. W. Webber of Detroit, Mich. He attended three courses of medical lectures: first, at Dartmouth; second, University of Michigan; third, at the Detroit Medical College, Mich., and was graduated from the latter in June 1869. His medical education was supplemented by a course at Harvard Medical College in 1870- '71, and Detroit Medical College in 1885-'86. He practiced medicine in New Hampton, Sutton, and Canterbury, returning to New Hampton a few years since, where he now resides.
He enlisted in Company E, Sixteenth Regiment Vermont Volunteers, August, 1862, was made corporal and was mustered out the last of August 1863, the regiment being for nine months. This regiment was attached to the Second Vermont Brigade, composed of the Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Sixteenth Regiments, under General Standard, and was called into the service as nine months men. The Sixteenth Regiment was under the command of Col. Wheelock G. Veasey, Brattleboro, Vt., and was engaged in the battle of Gettysburg, where it suffered severely, being a part of that brigade which faced Pickett's terrible charge on the third day of the battle. Dr. Bronson was wounded in the head that day by a fragment of shell, from which he has never fully recovered, and at one time there were nine years that he was unable to do any physical labor.
He is a member of the Grand Army and of the Patrons of Husbandry, town superintendent of schools, and a member of the local board of health.
He married, April 22, 1872, Emma F. Lovering of Canterbury, N. H.
Children, two: Herbert Asa, born December 15, 1876, and died September 13, 1895; Lena C. Bronson, born June 30, 1883.
Source: "History of the New Hampshire Surgeons in the War of Rebellion," Conn, Granville P., Ira C. Evans Co., Printers, Concord, NH, pp. 462-463