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Federal (USV)


Joshua Elsey

(c. 1831 - 1862)

Home State: West Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th West Virginia Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, Company A, 7th West Virginia Infantry on about 1 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 October for "bilious fever" but died there on 9 November 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

His service from the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 Hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1831


11/09/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3462]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #459  [AotW citation 25142]