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Federal (USA)

Sergeant

Joseph Herzog

(c. 1828 - 1862)

Home State: Unknown

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery B

Before Antietam

He had been seriously wounded on 11 August 1860 after a long summer of campaigning with the Battery against Indians in the West. He was a Private in the Battery as it joined the Army of the Potomac in 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded "in the bowels" in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam. He shot himself in the temple with his pistol shortly afterward.

References & notes

Basic information from Buell1. Some details from the 1860 US Federal Census for Ruby Valley, Nevada.

Birth

c. 1828 in FRANCE

Death

09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Buell, Augustus, The Cannoneer: Recollections of Service in the Army of the Potomac, Washington: The National Tribune Company, 1890, pp. 18 - 20, 34 - 35, 42, 395  [AotW citation 10475]