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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Joseph Lahart

(? - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company D, 16th Mississippi Infantry, date not known.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to his left thigh which broke his leg in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and was captured.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD starting on 15 November, and had surgery to remove diseased parts of his bone on 2 December, but he died there on 15 December 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Hospital and wound details from the Patient List,2 as Joseph Layhart, Co. C. He has a memorial [via Findagrave] among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, and may still be there. Mt Olivet has his name as "Lanhart".

Death

12/15/1862 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 4793]

2   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 #1.473  [AotW citation 21368]