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Federal (USV)


Josiah Workman

(c. 1845 - 1864)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A mine worker at about 16 years old, he gave his age as 18 when he enlisted on 23 September 1861 in Company G, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was appointed Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the chest in action at Crampton’s Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned from the hospital in Frederick, MD to his Company on 22 December 1862. He was killed in action at Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA on 10 May 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1, who lists him as Joshua Workman. His injury at Crampton’s Gap from diaries of Henry Keiser and Jacob Haas - transcribed online by Jake Wynn. Additional details from another excellent post by Jake.


c. 1845


05/10/1864; Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA; burial in Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15390]