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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph J. McCarty

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted at Camp Clark in Guadalupe County as a Private in Company A, 4th Texas Infantry on 11 July 1861. He was slightly wounded in the foot at Gaines Mill, VA on 27 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was not with his Company in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September but was present at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was detailed as a shoemaker to a factory in Petersburg, VA from 12 November 1862 to about May 1863. He asked to remain in that job, but was sent back to his regiment. He was listed as a deserter as of 8 September 1863 "under sentence of death at Richmond for murder." He was in Libby Prison, Richmond on 10 April 1865 by then a prisoner of US forces. There is no later military record.

References & notes

Service information from Davis,1 as A. J. McCarty, and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3, also as J.J. McCarty and McCarthy.


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 148-150, 315-316  [AotW citation 1635]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26755]