Joseph TwycrossHome State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Portage, he enlisted in Company G, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 19 April 1861. He was promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, and First Sergeant.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
In December 1863 he was in Portage to recruit for the Regiment.
After the War:
He returned home to Portage in June 1864 after mustering out at the end of his term of service. The US Congress approved an increase in his pension on 28 February 1903 to $30 per month. He was probably a resident of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Northwestern Branch) in Wood, near Milwaukee, WI, and may have died there.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Further details from family genealogists.
|Birth State: ENGLAND |
Burial Place: Silver Lake Cemetery, Portage, WI
1 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 366 - 369 [AotW citation 10201]
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