|Austin C. Wooster Certificate of Discharge, September 16, 1862. Donley Collection, Pennsylvania.|
Wooster's Civil War pension claim application in 1883 describes him as being 45 years old; 5' 8" tall, light complexion and hair, with hazel or grey eyes; he gave his occupation as artist. Wooster contracted malarial fever after the Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia on May 31, 1862. He was hospitalized for three and a half months at Fortress Monroe, Virginia and Broad Street Hospital, Philadelphia. He was granted a medical discharge on September 16, 1862, because of total deafness in one ear, and partial deafness in the other.8. See Wooster's Invalid Pension Claim. Civil War Invalid Pension Certificate No. 496710. National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408-0001.