Joseph Edwards(c. 1827 - 1864)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 48th Pennsylvania Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Freom Schuylkill Haven, he enlisted in Company I as First Sergeant on 15 August 1861.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in September 1863 and First Lieutenant in March 1864. He was mortally wounded in action near Petersburg on 17 June 1864 and died 2 July at Mt. Pleasant U.S. General Hospital.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bosbyshell1. Small details from the profile on John Hoptak's 48th Pennsylvania blog.
Death Date: 07/02/1864 Death Place: Washington, DC Burial Place: Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, PA.
1 Bosbyshell, Oliver Christian, The 48th in the war: being a narrative of the campaigns of the 48th Regiment, Infantry, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, during the War of the Rebellion, Philadelphia: Avil Print. Co., 1895, pp. 73 - 85 [AotW citation 5388]
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