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Federal (USV)


Joseph S. Gifford

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 27 year old jeweler from Attleboro, he enlisted in Company F, 19th Massachusetts Infantry on 24 August 1861. He was wounded in action at Glendale, VA on 30 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded again, mortally, in the arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds 25 September 1862 at Winchester, VA (while a prisoner?).

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2


c. 1834


09/25/1862; Winchester, VA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 450  [AotW citation 17828]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 145  [AotW citation 17829]