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J. A. Joel

J. A. Joel

Federal (USV)


Joseph A. Joel

(c. 1842 - 1906)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company F, 23rd Ohio Infantry at age 19 on 13 July 1861 in Cleveland, OH, and transferred to Company A on 1 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Discharged 22 January 1863 on disability.

After the War

He moved to Staten Island, NY and was a flag merchant, an editor and publisher.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Ohio1. Death details from a funeral notice in the New York Times on 30 December 1906. His photograph here from an undated hand-tinted albumen print Joel gave President Hayes, now in the Rutherford B. Hayes Photograph Collection. Some of Joel's papers are in the New York Public Library.

More on the Web

See more about Joel, R.B. Hayes, and Passover 1862 in an article online form the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.


c. 1842 in ENGLAND


12/27/1906; New York City, NY


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 77  [AotW citation 8132]