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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

Joseph Edwards

(c. 1827 - 1864)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Freom Schuylkill Haven, he enlisted in Company I as First Sergeant on 15 August 1861.

The rest of the War

Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in September 1863 and First Lieutenant in March 1864. He was mortally wounded in action near Petersburg on 17 June 1864 and died 2 July at Mt. Pleasant U.S. General Hospital.

References & notes

Basic information from Bosbyshell1. Small details from the profile on John Hoptak's 48th Pennsylvania blog.

Birth

c. 1827

Death

07/02/1864; Washington, DC; burial in Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, PA.

Notes

1   Bosbyshell, Oliver Christian, The 48th in the war: being a narrative of the campaigns of the 48th Regiment, Infantry, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, during the War of the Rebellion, Philadelphia: Avil Print. Co., 1895, pp. 73 - 85  [AotW citation 5388]