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Federal (USV)


Joseph A. Brown

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company G, 23rd Ohio Infantry on 7 June 1861 at age 18.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the face in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring Hospital at Sharpsburg. He was detailed to scout duty 14 April 1864. Promoted Corporal 18 November 1864, to Sergeant 9 March 1865, reduced to Private 13 April 1865. Mustered out with his Company 26 July 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Ohio1. Casualty details from Nelson.2


c. 1843


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. 1, pp. 109 - 115  [AotW citation 8201]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 144  [AotW citation 16894]