Augustus Edward Heller


Augustus Edward Heller

Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Feb 1914 (aged 89)
Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Sec L Lot 155
Memorial ID 51848603 View Source
Suggest Edits

When Augustus Edward Heller was born on October 11, 1824, in Adams, Pennsylvania, his father, George, was 26 and his mother, Isabella, was 22. He married Susanne Susan Shultz and they had four children together. He then married Rebecca J Carbie and they had five children together. He died on February 25, 1914, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, having lived a long life of 89 years, and was buried there.

His obit and Bio can be found in the Altoona Mirror Feb 25, 1914 pg. 1 and 16.
Headlines Read:
Veteran Wounded at Antietam Dies
Leg Shattered by Confederate Bullet in 1862

Civil War
Name Augustus E Heller
Residence Pennsylvania
Enlistment Date 17 Aug 1861
Rank at enlistment Private
State Served Pennsylvania
Was Wounded? Yes
Survived the War? Yes
Service Record Enlisted in Company B, Pennsylvania 49th Infantry Regiment on 17 Aug 1861. Mustered out on 24 Jan 1863.

Captured in Battle and sent to Libby Prison. {Libby Prison was a Confederate prison at Richmond, Virginia, during the American Civil War. It gained an infamous reputation for the overcrowded and harsh conditions under which officer prisoners from the Union Army were kept. Prisoners suffered from disease, malnutrition and a high mortality rate. By 1863, one thousand prisoners were crowded into large open rooms on two floors, with open, barred windows leaving them exposed to weather and temperature extremes.

The building was built before the war as a food warehouse. The structure was moved to Chicago in 1889 to serve as a war museum. It was dismantled in 1899, with its pieces sold as souvenirs.}

Served last three years of the War with honor in spite of his left lost limb. Is oldest GAR Veteran in Altoona. Member of the Lieut. S.C. GAR Post # 62

The 49th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Siege of Yorktown
Battle of Williamsburg
Seven Days Battles
Battle of Garnett's & Golding's Farm
Battle of Savage's Station
Battle of White Oak Swamp
Battle of Malvern Hill
Battle of South Mountain
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Gettysburg
Bristoe Campaign
Second Battle of Rappahannock Station
Mine Run Campaign
Battle of Germania Ford
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Battle of North Anna
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Fort Stevens
Third Battle of Winchester
Battle of Hatcher's Run
Appomattox Campaign
Third Battle of Petersburg
Battle of Sailor's Creek

The regiment lost a total of 361 men during service; 9 officers and 184 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 168 enlisted men died of disease.

Family Members




In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Sponsored by Ancestry