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Federal (USV)


Joseph S. Merrill

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, from Readfield, he enlisted in Company F, 10th Maine Infantry on 4 October 1861 and mustered as Sergeant. He was wounded in the head in action at Cedar Mountain on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

Early on the 17th at Antietam, he assisted Adjutant Gould in getting the wounded General Mansfield to the rear.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Sergeant in 1863, date not given, and mustered out with his Company on 7 May 1863.

References & notes

Service from the Maine Adjutant General1. Details from Gould.2


c. 1837


1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 279  [AotW citation 17406]

12   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pp. 240-241  [AotW citation 17407]