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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Joseph Box

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company H, 26th Georgia Infantry on 4 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the legs and captured in action, probably at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US hospital in Frederick, MD on 4 October with a flesh wound to the left leg and fracture right tibia (shin bone). He died there of wounds on 14 October 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the cemetery [Mt Olivet?] at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital and death details from the Patient List.3 He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD. He has gravestones there [via Findagrave] and may still be buried there.

Death

10/14/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4577]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19484]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #747  [AotW citation 19485]