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Federal (USV)


Joseph S. Underwood

(1844 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Giving his age as 21, he enlisted on 6 August 1862 in West Chester and mustered as Private, Company I, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 13 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates,1 as Joseph W. Underwood, and the Register.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1844; Chester County, PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Manor Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cochranville, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11153]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23842]