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Pvt Joshua Ford

Pvt Joshua Ford

Birth
Death 13 Jan 1863
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.

His death was recorded by the poet Walt Whitman in his diary.

See the "Diary of Walt Whitman" on this subject.

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.


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  • 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 (unknown–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) .