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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Joseph Stacy

(? - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Hertford County, he enlisted in Company F, 27th North Carolina Infantry on 1 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to his left leg (with fracture of his tibia) and was captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital near the battlefield and admitted to the US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 21 October 1862. By that time he had also developed pneumonia and pericarditis (swelling of heart membrane). He died there on 12 (or 14) November 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. His basic wound information from Wilson2. Further medical details from the Patient List 3 and the MSHWR,4 both of which have him as as Joseph Stacey. His service from the Roster.5 He has a recent stone at Mt. Olivet, via Findagrave. Thanks to the Pry House Field Hospital Museum for the pointer to the MSHWR entry for Stacy/Stacey, via Facebook.

Death

11/12/1862 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 4976]

2   Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15  [AotW citation 9912]

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 #1.177  [AotW citation 22029]

4   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Part III, Volume II, pg. 719  [AotW citation 22030]

5   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 22031]