Augustus Randall

Augustus Randall was a resident of Mansfield on July 22, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was discharged for disability December 23, 1862.

The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 44 and his occupation as operative.  He is described as 5’ 6” tall with a light complexion and blue eyes and dark hair.  His marital status is married.

He was born about 1812 in Thompson, Connecticut to Calvin and Asenath (_____) Randall. In the 1860 U. S. census in Mansfield he is a 51 year old operative and head of household. His son, Charles Randall is a 13 year old in the same household; they both joined Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. Augustus Randall married Abby A. Bartlett/Bartelle on March 16, 1848 in Thompson, Connecticut. Possible children include Charles E. Randall but he was probably born to a previous unknown wife. Augustus Randall married second, Keziah (Hale) Rogers on June 15, 1848 in Webster, Massachusetts. Children include: Ella Randall, born about 1851 in Massachusetts.

After his Civil War service, he moved to Woodstock, Connecticut and he was an overseer at a cotton mill there by 1870. He is believed to be the Augustus Randall who died on January 19, 1879 according to Thompson death/burial records.

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