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Federal (USV)


Joseph S. Clarke

Home State: Ohio

Education: Oberlin College

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

A printer and publisher in Cleveland before the War, he enlisted in Company E, 7th Ohio Infantry (3 months) and reenlisted for 3 years on 16 September 1861. He was wounded in the ankle at Romney, VA 10 January 1862, and in the left arm and groin at Cedar Mountain, VA on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant on 4 July 1863 and discharged on a certificate of disability on 26 August 1863. He served with the US Army Medical Department to the end of the War.

After the War

He was a clerk in the Cleveland Post Office, later working in Philadelphia and, by 1907, was living in Washington, DC.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilson1.


1   Wilson, Lawrence, and the Historical Committee of the Regimental Association, Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Infantry 1861-1864, New York: The Neale Publishing Co., 1907, pp. 460, 576, 640, 641  [AotW citation 13064]