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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Caughlin

(c. 1841 - 1863)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 22nd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

About age 20, from Richmond County, he enlisted at Camp McDonald, Cobb County, GA as Private, Company K, 22nd Georgia Infantry on 31 August 1861. They were reorganized as Company A by November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the face in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to Chimborazo Hospital #4 in Richmond, VA on 6 December 1862 with pneumonia and died there on 16 January 1863, possibly of apoplexy (a cerebral hemorrhage or stroke).

References & notes

His service from Henderson's Roster,1 which says he was appointed Corporal in 1862, and his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives, online via fold3. The pointer to Caughlin and further details thanks to Barry Truluck, from his research in a casualty list in the Richmond Enquirer of 17 October 1862, the US Census of 1850, and the CSR.


c. 1841


01/16/1863; Richmond, VA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 26083]