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Federal (USV)


Joseph H. Nunamaker

(1844 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 17 year old carpenter's apprentice (probably to his father Solomon) in Mercer County, he mustered into service as Private, Company G, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves on 12 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD, on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from Bates,1 as Joseph H. Nunamaker. Details from the 1860 US Census and family genealogists; the Census and at least one family record have him as Joseph Nunemaker.

His older brother James Nunamaker (1842-1923), also in Company G, survived the war. His gravestone has Nunamaker, the choice here for Joseph.


03/26/1844; Mercer County, PA


09/14/1862; Turner's Gap, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22816]