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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 in Company A, 8th Louisiana Infantry on 20 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Left on the field wounded, he died 30 November 1862 in the Locust Spring Hospital, Frederick, MD. He was originally buried "in Hospital graveyard at Russer Spring". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who lists him as C.F. Garton. Service details from Booth2, who also has his last name as Garteau.


c. 1842 in BELGIUM


11/30/1862; Frederick, 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   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]