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Corp Joseph Deloss Greer
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Birth: May 30, 1826
Columbiana
Columbiana County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 1893
North Star
Gratiot County
Michigan, USA

Corporal Joseph Greer, the Co. D. Color Bearer of the 26th Michigan, was one of Captain Lafayette Church's best friends. Born May 30, 1826, he had enlisted from Newark, Gratiot County, at the age of 36. He was listed as wounded at Mine Run, Virginia on November 29, 1863, where he lost his right arm and was later discharged at Alexandria on February 15, 1864. Joseph and his wife, Lydia Hawkins, had nine children. He attended many regimental reunions in his later years including one in 1883. His grave is listed in the Fritz Cemetery in Gratiot County. (James Greer served in Co. H. and would be wounded at Spotsylvania.)

26th Michigan service included: Camp Jackson, Alexandria, Washington, Suffolk, the New York Draft Riots, & Mine Run 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Wallace Greer (1793 - 1868)
  Catherine Rhodes Greer (1804 - 1876)
 
 Spouse:
  Lydia Hawkins Greer (1832 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas W Greer (1853 - 1876)*
  Eliza Catherine Greer Gantz (1856 - 1946)*
  Mary Joanna Greer Mertens (1863 - 1929)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Deloss Greer (1826 - 1893)
  John Greer (1828 - 1902)*
  Frances Greer Cowdrey (1831 - 1900)*
  William W Greer (1833 - 1864)*
  Margaret Ann Greer (1835 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fritz Cemetery
Ithaca
Gratiot County
Michigan, USA
 
Maintained by: Sandy Vandertol
Originally Created by: Mr. Overmyer
Record added: Mar 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49564411
Corp Joseph Deloss Greer
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Corp Joseph Deloss Greer
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Corp Joseph Deloss Greer
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