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John D. Austin (XAustin)

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: or/New Jersey, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: November 1892 (54)
Immediate Family:

Son of David Austin and Charlotte E. Austin
Husband of Jeanne E.Austin(Lebret) and (Elize) Jeanne Elise Lebret
Father of Marie Charlotte Elize Austin; John Pierre Bettinger Austin; Eugene August David Austin; Francis Xavier Austin; George David Loyola Austin and 2 others
Brother of A. Austin; Abigail Chisholm(Austin); Alzayda Goodrich Austin and Adalaide Austin

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About John D. Austin

John Dawson Austin was a CSA vet enlisted 5-25-1861, 3rd Co. West Feliciana Rifles

Private Co. D. 4th La inf. commissioned CSA Signal Corps, 1862 served as soldier-correspondent for the Bayou Sara Ledger, chief telegrapher at seight of Port Hudson. May-June 1863 escaped , Telegrapher, Southwest Telegraph division, Dept. of East La. and Ms. by order of Gen. Lovel, mentioned in General Franklin Gardners' order book, captured 2 times at Osyka, MS. and Port Hudson,La.10-8-18644, then imprisoned in New Orleans until end of war and paroled 5-11-1865. After the war he ran a general store, became an electrician in St. Francisville, and editor of the town paper, He was active in Democratic politics during Reconstruction. His wartime diary(relating the day to day accounts of Port Hudson siege) was once housed in the La. Office of State Parks, and is currentlyt a part of the Port Hudson Battlefield Park Exhibits. For 7 weeks, less than 5000 confederate troops held off nearly 30000 Union soldiers. the longest siege in U S military history.

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John D. Austin's Timeline

or/New Jersey, Pennsylvania, United States
September 1, 1870
Age 32
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
October 22, 1871
Age 33
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
October 12, 1873
Age 35
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
June 2, 1875
Age 37
January 21, 1878
Age 40
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
January 13, 1880
Age 42
July 31, 1881
Age 43
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana