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Federal (USV)

Private

Joseph B. Barnes

(c. 1822 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 79th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 40, he enlisted in New York City for three years and mustered as Private, Company K, 79th New York Infantry on 23 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action three weeks later at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and died the next day.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 His service from the Adjutant General.2

Birth

c. 1822

Death

09/18/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 123  [AotW citation 16281]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 29, pg. 804  [AotW citation 22486]