|Death: ||May 21, 1887|
Civil War Union Army Officer. At age 30 he enlisted in the Union Army immediately after the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter, and was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in Company H, 21st Pennsylvania (Three-Month) Infantry (Captain George Adolph Muhlek, commanding). The regiment served under Major General Robert Patterson operating in Northern Virginia, and he was honorably mustered out on August 8, 1861 when it's enlistment expired.
The regiment's commander, Colonel John F. Ballier, was authorized to raise a three-year enlistment regiment soon afterward, and many of the men of the 21st Pennsylvania Infantry joined their colonel to continue the fight to preserve the Union. August H. Garson was one of those men, being commissioned as Captain and commander of Company H, 98th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on August 23, 1861. He led his men for the next year, where they saw action in the 1862 Peninsular Campaign, and fought in the Battles of Williamsburg (May 5), Fair Oaks (May 31-June 1), The Seven Days Battles, June 25-July 1), and Malvern Hill (July 1). Captain Garson's service came to an end when he resigned on July 18, 1862 at Harrison's Landing, Virginia.
On December 6, 1892 his wife, Elizabeth Garson, filed for a US Army Veteran Widow's Pension (Application #565255, no certificate).
224 S. 9th Street, 8th Ward
The Philadelphia Record - May 24, 1887
"GARSON - - On Saturday, May 21, 1887, Captain AUGUST H. GARSON, aged 57 years.
The relatives and friends of the faamily, Eastern Star Lodge, No. 186, F. and A. M.: K. B. Lodge, No. 2, G. P. Little M. R. A."
: Pennsylvania Commandery, K. G.: Koltes Post, G. A. R.: Apollo Castle, No. 3, K. G. B.: Franklin Council, No. 131, A. L. of H.: Corinthian Lodge, No. 150, A. O. U. W., W. P. Council, R. A. Branch, No. 68, O. L. H.: Philadelphia Turngemeinde, the German Society,Concordia Geasngverein Turner Sterbekasse, are respectfully requested to attend the funeral, from his late residence, No. 224 South Ninth street, this (Tuesday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock. To proceed to Union Cemetery Vault.
He was buried Mount Vernon, May 27, 1887.
He was brother-in-law of Daniel Murtland.
Elizabeth Murtland Garson (1832 - 1914)*
Charles F. Garson (1862 - 1888)*
Mount Vernon Cemetery
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