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Federal (USV)


Joseph Abenzeller

(c. 1829 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A bootmaker from Dorchester, he mustered on 19 August 1862 at age 33 in Company E, 35th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot in the thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD, and discharged for disability on 20 March 1863.

After the War

In 1872 he was a farmer and member of the Steam Fire Engine Co. No. 19 in Dorchester, MA. He was living in Randolph, MA in 1884.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1 with service from the History.2 Details from Documents of the City of Boston (1874).


c. 1829 in MA


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 110  [AotW citation 16079]

2   Carruth, Sumner, and others of the Committee of the Regimental Association, History of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, Boston: Mills, Knight & Company, 1884, Roster, pg. 33  [AotW citation 16562]