Joseph L. BeachHome State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as First Sergeant in Company F, 5th Alabama Infantry on 10 April 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was listed as a deserter on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Fry1. Details from the State of Alabama,2 which lists him as James L. Beach and Joseph L. Beach.
1 Fry, Anna M. Gayle, Memories of Old Cahaba, Nashville (Tenn): Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1905, pp. 89, 105 - 108 [AotW citation 9409]
2 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15777]
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