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Augustus Wade Dwight
Birth: 1827
Death: Mar. 25, 1865

Civil War Union Army Officer. Enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War, and was commissioned Captain and commander of Company E, 122nd New York Volunteer Infantry on July 8, 1862. He had served in that capacity for little over a month when he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the unit on August 28 to fill the original vacancy for the position. He then embarked on a career that saw him participate in all the battles of the Army of the Potomac, including the 1862 Peninsular Campaign, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, the Wilderness, Cold Harbor and the operations around Petersburg, In the Fall 1864 campaign in the Shenandoah Valley, he led the regiment in the Battles of Third Winchester, Fisher’s Hill, and Cedar Creek, sustaining two wounds in the process. In January 1865 the 122nd New York’s long-time Colonel, Silas Titus, resigned his commission after holding that rank for over 3 years. Augustus Dwight was appointed to Colonel of the regiment, but, owing to its small size caused by three years of combat service, he was not mustered into that rank. On March 25, 1865, during the Confederate’s last ditch assault on Fort Stedman near Petersburg, Virginia, he was killed in action at the head of his men. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Syracuse
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 56
 
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Aug 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7778213
Augustus Wade Dwight
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Augustus Wade Dwight
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Augustus Wade Dwight
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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