Austin, Franklin L.
Age: 20, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 5th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. H, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 9/16/61, m/i 9/16/61, WGNR, Co. K, 5th VT INF, dsrtd 9/18/61
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Birth: abt 1841, Unknown
Burial: Merrill Cemetery, Colchester, VT
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
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: Town of Winooski has death, but not burial location. WPA Graves Registration Card indicates "no marker." WPA card lists source as "Death Registry Vol. 4 Page 70".
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Merrill Cemetery, Colchester, VT
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Funeral of Frank L. Austin
The funeral services of Frank L. Austin of Colchester, late of Co. H, 1st Vermont volunteers, took place at the school house near the Fannie Allen hospital yesterday morning, Rev. Gemont Graves officiating. A delegation of Stannard post No. 2, G. A. R., was present. The bearers were James B. Scully, Michael F. Kelly, Loomis J. Smith, Richard D. Wheeler, Henry J. Vanear and Charles H. Whitney. The interment was in the cemetery near by. At the close of the services at the grave, Trumpeter Moyers of Troop G, 3d United States cavalry, sounded taps. The large number of friends and neighbors who were present sympathize most deeply with the family of fatherless and motherless children.
Burlington Weekly Free Press, October 31, 1895
Submitted by Heidi McColgan