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Federal (USV)


Joseph B. Bostick

(c. 1834 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, he enlisted in Columbia on 14 August 1862 and mustered into service as Private, Company B, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 20 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring Hospital at Sharpsburg, MD and returned to duty. He was discharged for disability on 20 May 1865.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service information from the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1834


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. 137  [AotW citation 16499]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23022]