African American Civil War Veterans
Pennsylvania Burials by Regiments
- Auter, James M.
service: Landsman, USS State of Georgia; landsman, USS Bermuda
location: Lincoln Cemetery, Penbrook, Dauphin County
notes: NPS records show Auter was born in Petersburg, Virginia, age 17
at enlistment, occupation: barber; complexion: mulatto; height: 5'8". He
enlisted on November 27, 1863 in Philadelphia for a single term. Auter
served from December 7, 1863 on the State of Georgia, and on July 27,
1865 was transferred to the Bermuda.
Born circa 1846, Auter, according to historian Calobe Jackson, Jr., "later
married Jane Chester's daughter and played Santa Claus at Governor's office. He
was commander of GAR Post 527 for many years. He led post in parade at Verbeke's
funeral. His house at 154 Balm was recently restored and may be listed on
register of historic places." (email, Calobe Jackson, Jr. to Afrolumens Project,
March 27, 2005).
- Tall, George F. "U.S. Navy." Died May 8, 1918 at age 80.
location: Lebanon Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County
notes: NPS records show a George Tall, born in Maryland; age 23; complexion, negro; enlistment at Baltimore on April 23, 1864, for 3 years; rating, landsman (commonly assigned to African American new recruits); assigned to the vessel Cactus.
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