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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Garto

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A Belgian-born, 19 year old laborer, he enlisted at Camp Moore, LA as a Private in Company A, 8th Louisiana Infantry on 20 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot that broke his thigh bone in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Left on the field wounded, he was captured there. He died on 26 November 1862 in the Locust Spring field hospital on the Geeting farm near Keedysville. He was originally buried "in Hospital graveyard at Russer Spring."

After the War

He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who lists him as C.F. Garton. Service details from Booth,2 who also has his last name as Garteau and death on 30 November, and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3, also as Joseph Gartot. Wound and death details from a list of Cases of Gunshot fractured femurs at Battle of Antietam by Surgeon Truman Squire, 89th New York Infantry.


c. 1842 in BELGIUM


11/26/1862; Keedysville, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4452]

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 30486]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 1, pg. 981  [AotW citation 10689]