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Federal (USV)


Jeremiah B. Corbett

(c. 1837 - 1899)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Born in Ireland, he became a naturalized US citizen on 30 November 1860 in Boston. He was a 24 year old carpenter in Boston when he enlisted in Company G, 19th Massachusetts Infantry on 19 August 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 27 April 1863 at Frederick, MD.

After the War

In 1866 he was still working as a carpenter in Boston, but by 1872 he was a saloon-keeper there. He was a member of GAR Post #26 (Thomas G Stevenson) in Roxbury, MA.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History. 2 His naturalization and 1867 occupation from a list of Naturalized Voters: 1864, 1865, 1866 (City of Boston, 1867). Later occupation in Boston City Directories for 1872 & 1879. His death notice was published in the Boston Globe of 15 November 1899.


c. 1837 in IRELAND


11/13/1899 Boston, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 457  [AotW citation 17849]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 145  [AotW citation 17850]