Joseph H. Ford(c. 1841 - )
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 20 year old farmer from Perryville, AL when he enlisted as Private on 26 April 1861 in Company C, 4th Alabama Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was severely wounded in the shoulder and captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863, and his left arm was amputated. He was held in the DeCamp Hospital in New York Harbor, paroled, then furloughed from the Episcopal Church Hospital, Williamsburg, VA on 25 September 1863. He was discharged for wounds on 8 December 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. Details from the Busey's Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record (2016).
|Birth State: AL |
1 State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15612]
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