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Federal (USV)


Joseph W. Smith

(c. 1843 - 1863)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer in Putnam County, he mustered as Private, Company I, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in York, PA and returned to duty in February 1863, but he was killed by gunshot in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database.


c. 1843


03/05/1863; Chancellorsville, VA


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 619  [AotW citation 18792]