(1835 - 1903)
Home State: Kentucky
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Arkansas Infantry
Joseph Applegate joined the Blackburn Guards, a company of Kentuckians who left the Commonwealth in 1861 and became part of Company H, 3rd Arkansas Infantry because they did not have enough men to form their own company.
On the Campaign
He was wounded at Sharpsburg.
The rest of the War
Placed on furlough for 60 days from October 1, 1862, and allowed to go to Tennessee. There is no further record of him with the 3rd Arkansas, but he may have joined the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry while on furlough; a Joseph M. Applegate who listed his residence as Hardin County, KY, surrendered with the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry and took the oath on May 12, 1865.
After the War
Was a merchant in West Point (Hardin County), KY. Buried in the McIntyre Cemetery on what is now the military installation at Fort Knox, KY. His grave marker prominently displays CO H, 3RD ARK CSA.
References & notes
Compiled by AotW Member Greg Walden from: Compiled Service Records of Joseph M. Applegate (3rd Ark Inf and 3rd Tenn Cav), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington DC;
1850 US Census for Greene County, MO;
Description Listing of Cemeteries on Fort Knox (photocopy)
08/14/1835; Greene County, MO
08/25/1903; West Point, KY; burial in McIntyre Cemetry, Fort Knox, KY