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Federal (USV)


Joseph M. Becker

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Huntington County, he enlisted and mustered on 12 August 1862 as Private, Company F, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry and was appointed Sergeant Major of the regiment 4 days later.

On the Campaign

He was with the regiment at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He mustered out on 18 May 1863 in Harrisburg.

References & notes

Service information and his presence at Antietam from Wallace,1 with further details from Bates.2


1   Wallace, William W. (Chairman), and the Regimental Committee, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Philadelphia: J.B,. Lippincott Co., 1906, pg. 80  [AotW citation 1256]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 26209]