(1841 - 1894)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 23 (18? 21?) year old clerk of Haverhill, MA, he enrolled at Private, Company G, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, and mustered in on 17 August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by a gunshot to his left side in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD from 23 to 26 September, then transferred, probably to a hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He was promoted to Sergeant (date not given), 2nd Lieutenant, Company K on 6 September 1864, and First Lieutenant 29 November 1864. He mustered out with his Company on 9 June 1865 at Alexandria, VA.
After the War
He attended the 35th reunion of the regiment in Randolph, MA on 17 September 1890, and was elected to the executive committee of the Regiment Association.
HAVERHILL, June 1 .--Joseph C. Hardy, a wood and coal dealer, dropped dead this morning at his residence, on Mt. Washington, aged 50 years. He leaves a family.
References & notes
Basic information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of his birth year. Reunion details from the Boston Daily Globe of 18 September 1890. His death notice quoted here from an Associated Press piece carried in the Lowell Sun of 1 June 1894. His picture from a photograph in the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection, US Army Heritage & Education Center.
1841; Stowe, VT
06/01/1894; burial in Hilldale Cemetery, Haverhill, MA
1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 686 [AotW citation 18281]
2 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #297 [AotW citation 18282]