150 Years Ago Today, the 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Marched Out of Detroit and Into History

150 years ago today, my Great Great Grandfather Abner Delos Austin, as a newly-enlisted 16-year-old private in the 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, marched out of Detroit and into history. At 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 29, 1862, to the cheers of thousands of onlookers, he and his regiment marched out of Camp Barns (located at
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Genealogy Pros to Present at the Plymouth Historical Museum

Kathy Petlewski and Ceil Wendt-Jensen, two professional veteran genealogists, will be presenting at the Plymouth Historical Museum on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. Located in downtown Plymouth in the heart of the cultural campus, the museum has plenty of convenient free parking. The all-day event will include lunch and access to the current
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“Born Killers: The Iron Brigade” Tomorrow on the History Channel

“Born Killers: The Iron Brigade” will be presented on the History Channel tomorrow, March 1, 2011 at 7 a.m. EST as part of its Civil War Journal series. Don’t miss it!

Abner Delos Austin’s Civil War Memorial Re-dedication Ceremony – A Day to Remember

Today, a memorial service took place at Clarenceville Cemetery in Livonia, Michigan at the gravesite of my Great Great Grandfather and Civil War veteran, Abner Delos Austin (24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Company I). The ceremony was coordinated by local Civil War living historians and was attended by approximately 40 guests along with my husband and
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Clarenceville Cemetery – Memorial Day 2009

Today, after singing the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America at the at the Canton, Michigan Memorial Day ceremony, I made my annual trip to Clarenceville Cemetery in Livonia, Michigan to place a flag and memorial on the grave of my Great Great Grandfather Abner Delos Austin, Civil War veteran (Private, 24th Michigan Volunteer
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Abner Delos Austin – Company I, 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry

John Delos Austin is the earliest known ancestor in my Austin family tree. Few details of John Austin’s life are known. In a census taken in 1850 at the Twenty-seventh district of Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; it is reported that John Austin was born in 1807, somewhere in the state of New York. He was
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