Pvt Joshua Ford

Pvt Joshua Ford

Delaware, USA
Death 13 Jan 1863 (aged 36–37)
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 24587156 · View Source
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Joshua served as a Private, Company H, 1st Delaware Infantry during the Civil War.

He enlisted in the 1st Delaware on September 13, 1861. He was noted as being 35 years old, a farmer, and residing in Kent County, Delaware.

His death was recorded by the poet Walt Whitman in his diary. Walt had talked to him the day before his passing.

While in the hospital he was apparently prescribed a mixture of sugar of lead & ammonia which was supposed to be a wash for his feet, but was instead given to him to drink. This caused his death.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 13 Feb 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 24587156
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Joshua Ford (1826–13 Jan 1863), Find a Grave Memorial no. 24587156, citing US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .