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Federal (USV)


Joseph H. Sopher

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted for 3 months in the original 8th Ohio Infantry on 22 April 1861 at age 18, and mustered out 28 May. He re-enlisted in Company A, 8th Ohio Infantry (3 years) at age 19 on that date.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was absent in hospital (return date not given). Mustered out 13 July 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Ohio1.

More on the Web

He may be the Joseph Sopher (1843-1909) buried in New Reigel, OH.


c. 1842


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 1, pg. 159; Vol. 2, pp. 239 - 243  [AotW citation 14713]