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Federal (USV)


Joel Nelson Annis

(1845 - 1893)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 17, giving his age as 18 and his residence as Rumney, NH, he enlisted on 11 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company F, 9th New Hampshire Infantry on 12 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded by gunshot to the hip in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring Hospital at Sharpsburg, MD, then in Frederick, MD from 24 October to 9 March 1863, when he was transferred to Baltimore. He was discharged for disability due to his Antietam wound on 20 May 1865 in Concord, NH.

After the War

In the 1870 US Census he was a barber in Melrose, MA.

References & notes

Wound and hospital information from Nelson1 and the Patient List.1 Service from Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire 3 and the Report of the New Hampshire Adjutant General for 1869. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/02/1845; Lowell, MA


12/31/1893; Medford, MA; burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, 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. 115  [AotW citation 16151]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #212  [AotW citation 20302]

3   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, Vol. 1, pg. 462  [AotW citation 20303]