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Federal (USV)


Joseph Bunnell

(1842 - 1898)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old farmer in White County, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was seriously wounded in the right ankle in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated in hospitals in Frederick and Baltimore, MD, but did not recover sufficiently to return to duty. He was discharged for wounds at Middletown, MD on 8 October 1863.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Brown,2 who lists him as Joshua Bunnell, and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




11/30/1898; burial in Mountain Home Cemetery, Mountain Home, AR


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. 147  [AotW citation 16967]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 599  [AotW citation 18556]