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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Joshua C. Hallowell

(c. 1831 - 1863)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Parker's Richmond (VA) Battery

Before Sharpsburg

Age 31, he enlisted and mustered as Sergeant in Parker's Richmond Battery, Light Artillery on 14 March 1862 in Richmond.

On the Campaign

At Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862:

The fight commenced at break of day, and by sunrise the smoke of battle hung like a pall over the scene of conflict. Men and horses fall in rapid succession ... Parker and Brown are the only commissioned officers left to face this storm. of bullet and shell, but they are gallantly sustained by the Cogbills, Hallowell, Ned Moore, and Saville ...

When it seems as if nothing can live under this withering fire, Colonel Lee orders the gun of Sergeant Hallowell to be advanced! Obedience is the watchword of this thrilling moment, and forward we move to go still deeper into the tempest of death! Not only in front, but from the flank the enemy pour their fire into us ...

The rest of the War

He was mortally wounded in the shoulder in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and died of his wounds at Williamsport, MD on 20 July 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Musselman1 via the Historical Data Systems database. The quote above from Royall W. Figg in "Where men only dare to go!" or, The story of a Boy Company (C.S.A.) (1885); thanks to Andy Cardinal for the pointer to that volume. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Charlotte Indiana Goddin (1838-1900) in 1854 and they had a daughter, Vera (1863-1940).

Birth

c. 1831

Death

07/20/1863 Williamsport, MD; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA

Notes

1   Musselman, Homer D., The Caroline Light, Parker and Stafford Light Virginia Artillery, Lynchburg (Va): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1992  [AotW citation 23387]