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Federal (USV)


Joshua K. Hulshizer

(1836 - 1893)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 128th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enlisted in Doylestown on 8 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company C, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

By December he was in the Lincoln Hospital, Washington, DC and he mustered out with his company on 19 May 1863.

After the War

By 1870 he was an engineer and by 1880 chief engineer at a furnace in Northampton County, PA.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870 & 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Christiana Dillon (1838-1920) in September 1860 and they had 6 children.


12/31/1836; Haycock Township, Bucks County, PA


05/05/1893; Hellertown, PA; burial in Union Cemetery, Hellertown, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11176]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23960]