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Joseph E. Shaw Collection
38th New York Volunteer Infantry
joseph Shaw Letter 34
Donated by Robert Gritman

Individual Record of Officers and Men for Joseph Eugene Shaw

38 New York Infantry          Co. F              Private

Promoted to rank of Third Sergeant
Promoted to Brigade Clerk

Services and Remarks
“He served in all the battles of the Army of the Potomac from the first second Bull Run battle up to the retreat of that army from Richmond.  His duty required him to be on the field, although he did not take an active part in the battles”

“Contracted typhoid fever in the retreat of the army from the peninsula” 
His health had been good.

Died July 21, 186_

Civil History
Born                                       March 04, 1842
Place of Birth                                    New York, New York
Father                                                William Shaw           deceased
Mother maiden name         Ruth Welshman      living
Nationality of parents          American
Heritage                                 Irish
Marital status                                    Single
At time of enlistment resided at Carmel, Putnam Co..  Was formerly attending college; studying for the ministry at Stamford, Connecticut.

Died of typhoid fever at the U.S. Military Hospital at David’s Island, Long Island Sound July 21, 186_

Information was provided by Edward M. Shaw, brother of Joseph Shaw.

 

 

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