Joseph Herzog(c. 1828 - 1862)
Home State: Unknown
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery B
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He had been seriously wounded on 11 August 1860 after a long summer of campaigning with the Battery against Indians in the West. He was a Private in the Battery as it joined the Army of the Potomac in 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded "in the bowels" in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam. He shot himself in the temple with his pistol shortly afterward.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Buell1. Some details from the 1860 US Federal Census for Ruby Valley, Nevada.
|Birth State: FRANCE |
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD
1 Buell, Augustus, The Cannoneer: Recollections of Service in the Army of the Potomac, Washington: The National Tribune Company, 1890, pp. 18 - 20, 34 - 35, 42, 395 [AotW citation 10475]
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