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Federal (USV)


Joseph W. Cosgrove

(c. 1840 - 1864)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year clerk in Boston, he enlisted on 13 August 1861 in Company K, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 25 April 1863 at Falmouth, VA. He enlisted again, on 1 September 1863, in Company A, 56th Massachusetts Infantry. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given. He was mortally wounded in the leg at the North Anna River, VA on 24 May 1864. He died of wounds 1 September 1864, then First Sergeant of his Company.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840


09/10/1864; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, 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. 481; Vol. 5, pg. 765  [AotW citation 17931]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 146  [AotW citation 17932]