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Federal (USV)


Joseph Hartwell Harris

(1834 - 1900)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

From Lebanon, he enlisted at age 26 in Company K, First New Hampshire Infantry on 27 April 1861 and mustered out on 9 August. He again enlisted, in Company C, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 21 August 1861, and mustered in on 12 October as First Sergeant.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 8 June 1863.

After the War

He was a conductor on the Central Vermont Railroad. He was living in St. Albans, VT by about 1870.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1 and Ayling2. Further details from his virtual cemetery page from Tom Ledoux's Vermont in the Civil War. His birth date from his stone on Findagrave.


12/07/1834; Randolph, NH


11/26/1900; St. Albans, VT; burial in Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, VT


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster, pp. 67 - 83  [AotW citation 13405]

2   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, Vol. 1, pg. 11  [AotW citation 13498]