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Federal (USV)


Joseph C. Hannah

(c. 1842 - 1899)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old farmer from Daviess County, he mustered as Private into Company B, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the left shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman Farm and Smoketown Hospitals, Sharpsburg, and was discharged for wounds on 30 March 1863 at Sharpsburg, MD.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital detail from Nelson2 and a letter in the Indiana State Sentinel (Indianapolis) of 26 January 1863.


c. 1842


12/30/1899; Hollowell, KS


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 574  [AotW citation 18406]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 236  [AotW citation 18408]