(1837 - 1862)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company H, 26th Alabama Infantry on 17 March 1862. He was sick in Richmond, VA for most of July 1862, but returned to duty on the 29th.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
References & notes
His service from Fincham's roster,1 sourced from Tod L. Molsworth's O'Neal's 26th Alabama: the Little Regiment that Did (2000). Personal details from family genealogists.
He married Isabella L Bigham (1836-) and they had 3 sons. Their third, Joseph, Jr., was born in the same month as his father died.
1837; Marion County, AL
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD
1 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Alabama, Published 2005, first accessed 23 August 2020, <https://ranger95.com/civil_war/alabama/index.html>, Source page: /infantry/26ala_inf/26th_ala_inf_roster_h.htm [AotW citation 25474]