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Federal (USV)

Private

Joseph Smith

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old laborer from Weston, MA, he enlisted 21 July and mustered as Private, Company I, 35th Massachusetts Infantry on 16 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring Hospital, Sharpsburg, and was discharged for wounds on 25 February 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.1 Hospital detail from Nelson.2

Birth

c. 1838

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 700  [AotW citation 17706]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 393  [AotW citation 17707]