|Austin C. Wooster Application for Invalid Pension, page 1, Pittsburgh, PA, May 12, 1883. Donley Collection, Pennsylvania.|
|Austin C. Wooster Application for Invalid Pension, page 2, Pittsburgh, PA, May 12, 1883. 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 Certificate of Discharge and Invalid Pension Claim. Reference: Civil War Invalid Pension Certificate No. 496710. National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408-0001.