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Federal (USV)

Private

Joseph Consider Orcutt

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company

Before Antietam

He was a 23 year old shoemaker living in North Reading when he enlisted as Private on 2 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was listed as a deserter on 17 September 1862.

After the War

He died before 1900, when his wife was enumerated in the Federal Census at Tewksbury as a widow.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with genealogical details from Susan Harnwell and contributors at her superb 15th Massachusetts Infantry site.

Birth

c. 1838; Tewksbury, MA

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. 2, pp.211 - 213  [AotW citation 2717]