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Federal (USV)


Joseph W. Everest

(1806 - 1862)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

A nearly 55 year old farmer in Plainfield, NH, giving his age as 44, he enlisted in Lebanon, NY as Private, Company F, 2nd US Sharpshooters on 12 October 1861 and mustered on 26 November.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 13 October 1862 at the Carver Hospital in Washington, DC.

References & notes

Service information from Ayling.1 Personal details from his widow's pension application, family genealogists, and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Eleanor Hunt (1812-1879) in October 1831 and they had 10 children by 1859.


10/20/1806; Peru, NY


10/13/1862; Washington, DC; burial in US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC


1   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, Vol. 2, pg. 978  [AotW citation 25027]