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Federal (USV)


Joseph A. Grosvenor

(1842 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

He came to New York City from England with his family in 1845 aboard the SS St. George, and they were living in New York to at least 1850. On 11 August 1862, by then in Guilford, CT, he enlisted as a Private in Company B, 16th Connecticut Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

His burial from the Antietam Cemetery History.1. Service information from the Record.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His brother Samuel was also in Company B and was wounded at Antietam.


1842 in ENGLAND


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, 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 3578]

2   State of Connecticut, Adjutant General's Office, and AGs Smith, Camp, and Barbour, and AAG White, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion, Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, 1889, pg. 623  [AotW citation 26984]