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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph A. Vardeman

(c. 1847 - 1923)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

About age 15, from Monroe County, GA, he enlisted at Forsyth as a Private in Company K, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 6 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot in the right side of his groin and hip joint in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured.

The rest of the War

He was paroled at Sharpsburg on 28 September and admitted to US Army General Hospital #2 in the City Hotel in Frederick, MD on 15 October. He was sent to Fort McHenry in Baltimore on the 17th, then on to Fortress Monroe, VA on 18 (or 20) October for exchange. He was admitted to Chimborazo Hospital #4 in Richmond, VA on 23 October and furloughed for 30 days on 5 (or 10) November 1862.

He was home "disabled from wound received in battle at Sharpsburg" by February 1863 and to at least 11 January 1864, when he was issued a Surgeon's Certificate of Disability. He was afterward on detached service as a nurse in Breckenridge Hospital, Marion, VA to the end of the war. He took an oath of allegiance at Chattanooga, TN on 22 June 1865, then about age 18.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online via fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1847


04/23/1923; burial in Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, GA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27422]