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Federal (USV)


Joseph Warren

(c. 1830 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in the Navy in August 1856 in Philadelphia. He "served in the Mexican War and during the 8 months campaign". By Antietam, he was Sergeant in Company P, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Pension files1. Thanks to Steve Vlasic for sharing his research, source of most of the information here. His sources included obituaries in the Philadelphia Inquirer (29 Sept 1862) and Paterson Guardian (15 October 1862 - quoted above).

Joseph was the son of Richard and Mary Warren. He was married twice in Philadelphia: 15 March 1852 to Mary Byrne, who died 16 Dec 1855; second marriage to Louisa Rader 11 Sept 1859; He had 2 children, possibly a third. He had lived at 403 Queen St. Philadelphia. Thanks to Jim Buchanan for the reference.

Place of Birth: Paterson, NJ    
Death Date: 09/17/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    


1   US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Veterans of the Army and Navy Who Served Mainly in the Civil War and the War With Spain, Record Group 15, Washington, DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1861-1934  [AotW citation 8697]

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