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Federal (USV)


Joseph Bushre

(1840 - 1903)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, listed from Jackson, MI, he enlisted on 11 August 1862 in Grand Lake and mustered as Private, Company F, 17th Michigan Infantry on 26 August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his foot in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at hospitals in Washington, DC and at Ft. Schuyler, NY, and returned to duty in April 1863. He mustered out with the regiment at the Delaney House, Washington, DC on 3 June 1865.

After the War

He spent some time in the Soldiers' Home in Grand Rapids and died there after being hit by a street car.

References & notes

Service from Record of Service,1 as Joseph Bushra. Personal details from family genealogists, especially Maryellen Bushre Clark Saxton in her Bushre Family in Michigan. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Ann Dickerson (1846-1894) in Indiana in June 1867 and they had 10 children.

His father Alexis (as Alexander Bushries) enlisted in the 17th Michigan the day after his son. He was killed at Antietam.


06/1840; Quebec, CANADA


06/08/1903; Grand Rapids, MI; burial in Gunnisonville Cemetery, Gunnisonville, MI


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  [AotW citation 25076]