1861 — Ohio
August enrolled as a private into Co. K, 1st Regiment Ohio Infantry in Cincinnati, Ohio on 16 April 1861 at the approximate of 23 and was honorably discharged 2 August 1861 in Columbus, Ohio. This was only a 3-month Unit as Abraham Lincoln thought that he could quell the South in that amount of time.
August re-enlisted 1 November 1861 in Company K, 47th U.S. Infantry and mustered out on 11 June 1865 in Baltimore Hospital, Maryland.
He re-enlisted 20 June 1866 in Troop K, 4th U.S. Cavalry and mustered out on 20 June 1869 in Brownsville, Texas.