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  • Private Augustus Frederick Shaeffer, Company G, 12th PRVC, Wounded Fredericksburg/Sold

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     Private Frederick Shaeffer - Company G, Twelfth Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps.

    Wounded at Fredericksburg


    Augustus Frederick Shaeffer -

    Residence York County PA; 20 years old.

    Enlisted on 6/25/1861 as a Private.

    On 6/25/1861 he mustered into "G" Co. PA 41st Infantry

    He was Mustered Out on 6/11/1864 at Harrisburg, PA

    He was listed as:

    * Wounded 12/13/1862 Fredericksburg, VA (Slightly wounded)

    Other Information:

    Born 7/19/1840 in Tulpehocken Twp, Berks Co, PA

    Died 4/6/1924 in Harrisburg, PA

    Buried: Prospect Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA

    After the War he lived in Harrisburg, PA

    NOTES: The following was submitted by:  Steven Hippensteel

    Augustus Frederick Shaffer

    Born: July 19, 1840 (in Tulpehocken Twp., Berks Co., PA)

    Death: April 6, 1924 (in Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA)

    Burial: April 10, 1924 (Prospect Hill Cemetery, 25th & Market Streets, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, PA)

    Source: Copy of Death Certificate

    Christening: September 11, 1840 (Host Reformed Church, Tulpehocken Twp., Berks Co, PA)

    Source: Family History Library - Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints - Ancestral Record)

    Married: August 25, 1864 (in Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA)

    Spouse: Sarah Jane Weaver

    Occupation: 1880 - Fireman, R.R. - Census Record

    Source: 1880 Census Records

    The National Archives Soldier's Certificate No 991556

    Veteran: Augustus Shaeffer

    Rank: Pvt.

    Service: Co. G 12 Pa. Vol. Inf.

    Cat. No. 20457

    Bundle No. 3

    Act Of June 27, 1890

    Application For Invalid Pension

    State of Pennsylvania, County of Dauphin.

    On this 18 day of November, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight, personally appeared before me. Brady Avery Alderman within and for County and State aforesaid, Augustus Shaeffer, aged 59 years, a resident of the city of Harrisburg, County of Dauphin, and State of Penna, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Augustus Shaeffer, who was Enrolled on the 26th day of June, 1861, in Co. G. 12. Ret Infty Pa Reserves as Private in the services of the United States in the War of the Rebellion, and served at least ninety days and was Honorably Discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., on the 11th day of June, 1864.  That he is totally unable to earn a support by manual labor by reason of Rheumatism, Shortness of Breath, Piles, Injured Collar Bone and Right Shoulder, Wound of Back, and Defective Hearing.  That said disabilities are not due to his vicious habits, and are to the best of his knowledge and belief permanent.  That he has before applied for pension under application no. 980,661.  That he is not a pensioner. That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above nor prior to June 26th, 1861.  That he has not been in the military or naval service of theUnited States since the 11th day of June, 1864.  That he never in any manner voluntarily engaged in or aided or abetted the late Rebellion against the United States.  That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States, under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890.  He hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, David A. Gourick of Washington, D.C. his ture and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim, the fee to be Ten Dollars as prescribed by law. 

    That his Post Office address is 2031 Kensington St. Harrisburg, County of Dauphin, State of Pa.Declaration of Pension

    Under the Act of February 6, 1907 State of Penna., County of Dauphin.  On this 2d day of March A.D. on thousand nine hundred

    and Seven personally appeared before me A.W. Horter a Notery Public within and for the County and State aforesaid Augustus Shaeffer a resident of the city of Harrisburg County of Dauphin State of Penna., who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Augustus Shaeffer who was enrolled on the 26th day of June, 1861, in Co. G, 12th Regt. Pa. Inf. Res. United States in the Civil War, and served at least 90 days, and was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, Pa. on the 11th day of June, 1864.  That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above nor prior to June 16 - 1861.  That he is 67 7/12 years of age, having been born on the 19th day of July 1840 and asks for a pension of $12 per month (62 years of age, $12; 70 years, $15; 70 years or over, $20). 

    Department of the Interior Bureau of Pensions Washington D.C. March 24, 1894

    Respectfully returned to the office in charge of the Record and Pension Office, War Department, requesting a full military and medical history of the soldier.  Please examine all records likely to afford any information as to diseases, wounds, or injuries incurred by him while in the service.  Claim No. 980.611.  Name: Augustus Shaeffer. Co. G, 12 Reg't Pa Res Infy (41 Vol.) was enrolled June 26, 1861 and M.O. June 11, 1864. 

    From M.I. 186_ to M.O., 186_, he held the rank of Pvt.and during that period the rollsshow him present except as follows Aug 31/63, absent on detached service; June 24/63 Ambulance Corps; Oct 31/63 present similar remark; Dec 31/63 absent similar remark; Feby 29/64 same; April 30/64 present with remark on detached service; June 24/63 by order Brg Genl Crawford.  The medical record shows him as follows: As Augustus Shaffer, Prvt Co G 12 Pa Res, wounded slightly at the battle oFredericksburg, VA, Dec 13, 62. 

    Nothing additional found.

    Drop Report - Pensioner

    Augustus Shaeffer

    2202 Brookwood St Harrisburg Pa

    Finance Division - May 10, 1924

    The name of the above described pensioner who was last paid at the rate of $72 per month to Apr-4 1924, has this day been dropped from the roll because of Death April 6, 1924.

    PENNSYLVANIA  41ST INFANTRY (12th Reserve)  

    Forty-first Infantry.- Cols., John H. Taggart, Martin D. Hardin Lieut.-Cols., Samuel N. Bailey, Martin D. Hardin, Peter Baldy, Richard Gustin; Majs., Peter Baldy, Andrew J. Bolar, Charles W. Diven.  This regiment, the 12th reserve, was organized at Harrisburg, mustered into the U. S. service at Camp Curtin, for three years on Aug. 1O, 1861, and performed its first active duty guarding the state arsenal, which was endangered by the disaffected three months, troops, who had recently been discharged.  In August, it reported at the camp of the reserves, Tennallytown, Md., and was attached to the 3rd brigade.  It encamped at Langley; shared in the success at Dranesville in December, was detached for guard duty at Catlett's station in April 1862, and then joined in the battles on the Peninsula.  At Mechanicsviile, Gaines, mill and Glendale it won a reputation for steadiness and bravery.  The regiment remained in the 3rd brigade in the campaigns which followed engaging at the second Bull Run, South mountain, Antietam and Fredericksburg and returned with the reserves to Washington for the winter of 1862-63.  It fought at Gettysburg, Bristoe and Rappahannock Stations and Mine Run, and spent the winter near Catlett's station.  It participated in the battles of the Wilderness campaign in May, 1864, the battle of Bethesda Church being its final engagement, after which the veterans and recruits were transferred to the 190th Pa. Infantry and the regiment returned to Harrisburg, where it was mustered out on June 11, 1864.

    Inventory Number: PRVC 109