Joseph Onderdonk(1839 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 59th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted 20 August 1861 in New York City, and mustered in as Private, Company G, 59th New York Infantry on 31 August. He transferred to Company B on 1 November.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New York1, which reports him as missing in action with no further record. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the Report and extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW. Further details from family genealogists and his gravesite on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 10/21/1839 Place of Birth: North Hempstead, Long Island, NY |
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Roslyn Cemetery, Roslyn, NY
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 26 (for the year 1900) [AotW citation 8775]
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