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Federal (USV)


Joseph A. Chambers

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered as Private in Company B, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam and probably died the same day on the Michael Miller Farm at Sharpsburg.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates,1 who has him as killed outright on 17 September, as does a casualty list published in the Philadelphia Inquirer of 29 September 1862. He's not in Ward's History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Wound and death place information from Nelson.2 and


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. V, pg. 837  [AotW citation 21634]

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. 159  [AotW citation 21635]