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Joseph Brooks
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Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Joseph H. Brooks was born on August 9, 1840, the oldest son of James and Sarah (Haley) Brooks. In 1850 he lived with his parents in Letter E. In 1860, Joseph was the head of the family in Palermo, Waldo County, with his mother and brothers Darius and George. George was described on the Census as "idiotic". Joseph enlisted from Palermo in Company D, 4th Maine Infantry on September 7, 1861. The 4th Maine was organized at Rockland in June, 1861, and was attached to the Army of the Potomac. It was involved in every significant battle of the eastern campaign from the siege of Yorktown in April, 1862, to the siege of Petersburg. In its three years' service the 4th Maine lost 170 men killed or mortally wounded in battle and 187 who died of disease. Joseph Brooks was hospitalized in March, 1862, and is reported to have deserted from the Army. He was dropped from the rolls on July 25, 1864. In 1870, he and his mother lived in Sandy River, where he was a farm laborer with $100 in personal assets. He is probably the Joseph Brooks whose grave stands alone on a ridge overlooking Route 4 a few miles north of Smalls Falls in Sandy River Plantation. 
 
Inscription:
Sargent 13th Maine Infantry
 
Burial:
Brooks Grave
Rangeley
Franklin County
Maine, USA
 
Created by: Wayne
Record added: Jul 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94345158
Joseph Brooks
Added by: Wayne
 
 
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 Added: Dec. 15, 2012
 
 
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