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J. Dicey

J. Dicey

Federal (USV)


Joseph Dicey

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

From Grass Lake, MI, he enlisted the day after his 21st birthday, on 11 August 1862, in Jackson, and mustered as Private, Company F, 17th Michigan Infantry on 26 August.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by flesh wound to his left thigh and contused right leg in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Casparis Hotel Hospital in Washington, DC, but died there of wounds on 24 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from Record of Service.1 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph of unknown provenance provided by Linda Heckerthorn.


08/10/1841; Steuben County, NY


10/24/1862; Washington, DC; burial in US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 17, pg. 28  [AotW citation 20182]

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. 188  [AotW citation 20183]