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Federal (USV)


Joseph H. Applegate

(1842 - 1865)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old farmer from Williamsburg, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the City Hotel Hospital in Frederick from September 29 to October 9, then at US Army General Hospital #5, where was discharged for wounds on 23 October 1862.

After the War

He died at age 23 in 1865.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital details from the Patient List.3 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/02/1842; Johnson County, IN


02/19/1865; burial in Kansas Cemetery, Kansas, IN


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. 116  [AotW citation 16158]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 580  [AotW citation 18433]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #534, 800  [AotW citation 18434]