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Federal (USV)


Josiah W. Tobias

(1842 - 1915)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old farmer in Scott County, he mustered as Private, Company H, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to his left arm and stomach in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was detached as a hospital nurse April - June 1864 and mustered out with his Company on 1 September 1864 in Indianapolis.

After the War

He was a charter member of the Lincoln Post No. 1, Grand Army of the Republic in Topeka, KS in May 1881, was senior Vice Commander in 1890, and was still a member at his death.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database, which has him as Joseph W. Tobias. GAR details from Mary E. Jackson's Topeka Pen and Camera Sketches (1890). His death date from the Topeka Daily Capital of 20 December 1915. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




12/18/1915; Topeka, KS; burial in Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, KS


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 613  [AotW citation 18728]