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J.S. Studdiford
J.S. Studdiford

Federal (USV)


Josiah Simpson Studdiford

(1837 - 1862)
Home State: New Jersey
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th New Jersey Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He graduated with honors from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) and was studying the law when the War began. He was appointed First Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 4th New Jersey Infantry on 18 August 1861. He was captured in action on the Peninsula (Gaines Mill?) and was a prisoner of war at Libby Prison, Richmond in the summer of 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New Jersey1. His photo from a CDV in the NJ State Collection1. Details from the finding aid to a collection of his family papers at Princeton. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Details from James B. Peck's History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, New Jersey (1881). He was the sixth son of Dr. Peter Ogilvie Studdiford DD.

Birth Date: 07/02/1837    
College: Princeton University    Graduating Year: 1858    
Death Date: 09/14/1862    Death Place: Crampton's Gap, MD    Burial Place: Mount Hope Cemetery, Lambertville, NJ


1   State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William S. Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, Vol. 1, pg. 182  [AotW citation 14594]

2   State of New Jersey, New Jersey Archives, Civil War Cartes de Visite, first accessed 01 January 2005, <http://www.nj.gov/state/archives/sdea4010.html>, Source page: /state/archives/sdea4010images7.html#321  [AotW citation 14595]

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