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Federal (USV)


Josiah B. Belknap

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 17 year old farmer worker on Clarendon Bates Rathbone's place in Liberty Township, Tioga County, PA. He enlisted in McKean County as a Private in Company I, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves on 30 May 1861 for three years.

On the Campaign

He was missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He transferred with remaining veterans and recruits of the 13th Reserves to the 190th Pennsylvania Infantry on 31 May 1864.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, who has him in the 1st Pennsylvania Reserves. Service information from Bates2 and the Card File.3 Personal details from the US Census of 1860.


c. 1843 in PA


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. 129  [AotW citation 16366]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 27724]

3   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 27725]