(1836 - 1868)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
He was a 24 year old bookbinder from Chelsea on enlistment in June 1861 in Company B, 12th Massachusetts Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The rest of the War
Wounded again at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. Promoted Sergeant in October 1863. He was discharged for wounds on 18 January 1864 at Culpeper, VA.
After the War
He began receiving an Army pension in February 1864, and married Mary Elizabeth Powers in September 1864. His son Joseph Jr was born in September 1864, but only lived about a month. Joseph Sr was living in Cambridge at the 1865 MA Census, and died of the effects of his Gettysburg wound in 1868, at age 32.
References & notes
Basic service information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Life dates and details thanks to R. Whittaker and family genealogists. His birth year estimated from his age at death.
1836; Rockport, MA
10/08/1868; Cambridge, MA