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Joseph Miller McChesney
Birth: Sep. 25, 1838
Trenton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1865
Beaufort County, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. He was mustered in as Captain of Company M, 9th New Jersey Volunteers on November 19, 1861. He was later transferred to Company A, on November 24, 1862 and fought at Roanoke Island and New Bern. He was then promoted to Colonel of the 1st North Carolina (Union) Volunteers, February 20, 1863. During the fall of 1864, he was arrested by the Federal Army for the unnecessary destruction of property in Washington, North Carolina and was later exonerated and returned to active command. He suffered a wound to his right knee at a skirmish at Washington, North Carolina. He then resigned on May 13, 1865 and died at Beaufort, North Carolina on August 14, 1865 from wound complications received in action. (bio by: Gregory Speciale) 
 
Burial:
Westminster Cemetery
Cranbury
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: East Section, A19-8
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Gregory Speciale
Record added: Oct 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9589834
Joseph Miller McChesney
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Joseph Miller McChesney
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Joseph Miller McChesney
Added by: Raymond Sassman
 
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May GOD Bless You ! ! ! ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::It is on Major General Benjamin Butler's in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts ( this County has Two County Seats) , the monument reads."the true touchstone of civil liberty is not that ...(Read more)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Oct. 27, 2013

- R I P
 Added: Sep. 25, 2013
Happy heavenly birthday, Sir. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May we always honor the high price you paid for our freedom. God bless you for your gallant defence of our Union that helped preserve it from those who would have destroyed it.
- Sharon
 Added: Sep. 25, 2012
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