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Lieut Joseph H. Pierson
Birth: Jan. 21, 1842
Death: May 3, 1863

Civil War Union Army Officer. An officer in the Gloucester County, New Jersey Militia, he offered his services in the spring of 1862, and was detailed to help recruit men for the newly-authorized 12th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. He was appointed as 2nd Lieutenant of that regiment's Company F (the only Company solely from Gloucester County) on August 19, 1862. He served with the regiment in it's training, drill and in occupation duty in Virginia. In the May 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, the 12th New Jersey was detailed on May 3, along with the rest of it's division, to protect the artillery of the Army of the Potomac's II Corps from Confederate attack. While fighting off the Rebels, Company F's commander, Captain Edward Stratton, went down injured, and Company F started to crumple under the weight of the Confederate attackers. Lieutenant Pierson jumped up to rally his men, and was instantly killed by a shot in the forehead. 
 
Burial:
Trinity Episcopal Church New Cemetery
Swedesboro
Gloucester County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Jul 31, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9205288
Lieut Joseph H. Pierson
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Lieut Joseph H. Pierson
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Lieut Joseph H. Pierson
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The day Mr. Pierson died, May 3, 1863, was the second bloodiest day of the Civil War. Chancellorsville was a horrific battle, and he was brave to take part in it. R.I.P.
- jeff
 Added: Sep. 19, 2014

- Lorna
 Added: Sep. 18, 2014
God bless you on Patriot Day (belated), the day we remember how 19 faceless cowards killed over 3,000 innocents. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Sep. 16, 2014
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