(c. 1845 - 1864)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
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.
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]