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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph H. Ford

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1. Details from the Busey's Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record (2016).


c. 1841 in 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, <>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15612]