|Birth: ||May 15, 1842|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1910|
Co. A. 26th Michigan: Augustus Gould of the lumber town of Manistee enlisted with the "Lake Shore Tigers" on August 7, 1862, at the age of 21. He served the entire war. His regiment served at Alexandria, Suffolk, the New York Draft Riots, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Appomattox. Augustus was admitted to the Harper Hospital a month after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee on May 17, 1865. He was discharged at Detroit, Michigan on June 17, 1865, and married Samantha Conklin on July 25, 1866, at Escanaba in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Escanaba and its river began as a port town in the mid 1800s, gaining importance to the Union as a shipping point for iron ore, lumber, and copper during the Civil War. The area was also known for the abudant Smelt fishing along the shores each spring. Augustus was listed on the 1894 Veteran's Census for Masonville Twp. Kinfolk - Edward Gould had served in the 8th Vermont and later settled across Lake Michigan in Leelanau County.
Maintained by: Sandy Vandertol
Originally Created by: Mr. Overmyer
Record added: Jan 16, 2010
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