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Federal (USV)


Joseph Shelby

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old forgeman in Nittany, PA, he enlisted in Clinton County on 20 September 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company E, 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry on 26 October 1861 in Lebanon, PA.

On the Campaign

He died of diarrhea at Downsville, MD on 28 September 1862.

After the War

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

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1. Service information from Bates2 and the Card File.


c. 1841


09/28/1862; Downsville, 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 4155]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 25337]