Augustus W. Dwight
February 22, 1827 - March 25, 1865
from the Syracuse Daily Standard, March 29, 1865:
DEATH OF COL. DWIGHT---The announce-
ment by telegraph yesterday that Col. A.W.
Dwight, of our noble 122d regiment was killed
in a charge on the rebel lines near Fort Fisher
on Saturday last caused a very general feeling
of sadness. Only one week ago Monday night
he left us for his command, looking and feeling
well, except his right arm, which was disabled
from a wound received in battle last season,--
only a week has elapsed, and he is being re-
turned to us a lifeless corpse.
Col. Dwight came to this city to reside some
five or six years ago, and since then has made
many warm friends. He was about 33 years
old, an unmarried man, and a lawyer by profes-
sion. He took an active part in the organiza-
tion of the 122d regiment, was appointed its
Lieutenant Colonel, and has shared in all its
fortunes, of battle and hardship, and its glorious
deeds. He has had command of the regiment
most of the time since it went out, the Colonel
being absent on detailed duty in consequence
of feeble health, and had the entire confidence
and respect of his men. Not until recently was
he made Colonel, and has fallen in the first
severe contest after receiving the merited honor.
A noble patriot and brave soldier is thus strick-
en down in the hour of his usefulness.
A telegram last evening from Capt. Callahan,
dated at Washington, announced that he should
start from therewith the remains last night.--
They will probably arrive here some time to-
morrow, and we presume will be received by
Company D, (Davis Light Guard) of which he was
formerly a member. We believe his family re-
sides in Lockport, though we presume he will
be buried in Oakwood.