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Federal (USV)


Joseph Twycross

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Portage, he enlisted in Company G, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 19 April 1861. He was promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, and First Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

In December 1863 he was in Portage to recruit for the Regiment.

After the War

He returned home to Portage in June 1864 after mustering out at the end of his term of service. The US Congress approved an increase in his pension on 28 February 1903 to $30 per month. He was probably a resident of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Northwestern Branch) in Wood, near Milwaukee, WI, and may have died there.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Further details from family genealogists.


Date not known in ENGLAND


Date not known; burial in Silver Lake Cemetery, Portage, WI


1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 366 - 369  [AotW citation 10201]