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Joseph G. Wilder of Buckland, Mass., Civil War Union Soldier, 1862
TitleJoseph G. Wilder of Buckland, Mass., Civil War Union Soldier, 1862
Full Size Imagehttp://dlib.cwmars.org/cdm4/images/full_size/Buckland/14.jpg
SubjectWilder, Joseph G., 1841-1863; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States Army; Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 52nd (1862-1863); Buckland (Mass.); Greenfield (Mass.); New Orleans (La.)
DescriptionJoseph G. Wilder (1841-1863) in his Civil War Union uniform, born in Buckland, Mass. on 22 September 1841 to Gardner and Fidelia (Griswold) Wilder of the Wilder Homestead. Joseph had two brothers and two sisters, also a half brother and half sister. He joined the 52nd Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Infantry in the fall of 1862 for a nine month enlistment. Wilder served in Company E as a Private. The rendezvous of the 52nd Regiment was at Camp Miller in Greenfield Mass. Having mustered in on October 2nd and 11th, the regiment left for New York State on November 20th. It then proceeded to Camp Banks on Long Island where an expedition to Louisiana was being organized. On December 2nd, the regiment left New York for Baton Rouge, La., on the steamer Illinois, arriving at its destination on December 17th. The 52nd Regiment participated in many actions of Kimball's 2nd Brigade and Grover's 4th Division, to which it had been assigned. Twenty-one year old Joseph Wilder died of disease on 19 June 1863 in New Orleans, La., just 34 days before his term of service would have expired.
PublisherC/WMARS http://www.cwmars.org
Date1862-1863
TypeImage
Formatimage/jpg
Identifier2009-C007
SourcePart of the Wilder Homestead Collection
Languageen-US
RelationFrom the collections of the Buckland Historical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 88, Buckland, MA, 01338, http://www.bucklandmasshistory.org/contact/
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