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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Milton W. Hardie

(1843 - 1919)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 18, from Panola County, he enlisted in Company H, 17th Mississippi Infantry at Corinth on 27 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to his upper right arm and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He arm was amputated at the shoulder in a US Army field hospital near the battlefield, and he was briefly in a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD (on 15-16 October), with no further military record.

After the War

He was a farmer in Hardin County, TX at his death in 1919.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital and wound details from the Patient List,1 which has him as J.W. Harda, and the MSHWR,2 as J.M.W. Hardie. Personal details from descendant Margaret Watkins Anderson in the UDC's Patriot Ancestor Album (1999). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He enlisted with friend and neighbor Sam G. Watkins and they later married each other's sisters. He married Susan Jane Watkins (1847-1938) and they had at least 5 children.


02/10/1843 in GA


02/28/1919; Sour Lake, TX; burial in Rosedale Cemetery, Sour Lake, TX


1   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #736  [AotW citation 21370]

2   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 2, pg. 623  [AotW citation 21371]