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Confederate (CSA)


Joseph Robert Nowland

(1823 - 1905)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Cobb's (GA) Legion, Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Bowdon, GA on 30 July 1861 and mustered as Sergeant, Company B, Cobb's Legion Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the left thigh and captured in action at Crampton's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated, probably at a field hospital at Burkittsville, MD, and he was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 18 November 1862. He was transferred to Baltimore on 24 December and on to Fortress Monroe, VA on 29 December for exchange.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 via the Historical Data Systems database, and Hugh W. Barrow in the roster appended to his book Private James R. Barrow and Company B, Cobb's Legion Infantry (1996) [pdf], as James Nolan. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




01/11/1905; burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bluff Springs, AL


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19708]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.417  [AotW citation 24223]