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Federal (USV)


Josiah Dwight Pierce

(1832 - 1906)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

He came to Wisconsin from NY as a child with his family about 1837. From Washington, he enlisted in Company C, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 27 April 1861. He was appointed 4th Sergeant (date not given, probably April 1861).

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was again wounded, in action at Chancellorsville, VA (May 1863) and Resaca, GA (1864). He mustered out at the end of his term of service 14 July 1864. He may have served from February to August 1865 in Company H, 47th Wisconsin Infantry.

After the War

He was in Clinton, Rock County, WI in 1866 and moved to near Ord, Nebraska in 1878 and farmed there until his death.

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1 and the State of Wisconsin2, which both list him as Dwight Pierce. His gravesite is online from Findagrave. His father Josiah was the first settler of Washington, Green County, WI.


02/11/1832; Cortland, NY


01/22/1906; Valley County, NE


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 414 - 415  [AotW citation 15205]

2   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 2, pg. 822  [AotW citation 15220]