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Col Joseph Frederick Waring

Col Joseph Frederick Waring

Birth
USA
Death 5 Oct 1876 (aged 44)
Georgia, USA
Burial Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Plot Lot 718, Family Mausoleum
Memorial ID 34963153 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Officer. Joseph Frederick was born in Savannah, Georgia to Dr. William and Anna Waring. Inspired to become a lawyer, he attended Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and from there, he continued his studies in Philadelphia and afterwards, traveled abroad. Despite attaining this higher education, Waring changed course in life and sought a future as a Georgian planter. The breaking out of war in 1861 summoned him to enlist in the defense of the south. On September 17, 1861, he was elected a captain and assumed the command of Company F (Georgia Hussars), Jeff Davis Legion of Cavalry. During the night of December 4 of the first year of the war, he was slightly wounded – a bullet "furrowed" his cheek - during a reckless and ill conceived foray. Notwithstanding this early poor performance, Waring remained in the saddle continually throughout the 4-year war, and became a skilled and dependable cavalry officer under JEB Stuart and Wade Hampton. From the famous "ride around McClellan" to the battles before Richmond that are known as the Seven Days to the bloodletting at Sharpsburg (Antietam), Brandy Station and Gettysburg Waring ably led his command. He was appointed lieutenant colonel on March 17, 1863 which was back dated December 2, 1862, and would succeed William Thompson Martin as commander of the Jeff Davis Legion when Martin was elevated to brigadier general. In July of 1864 his well earned promotion to colonel occurred. At Greensboro, North Carolina on April 26th, 1865 General Joseph Johnston surrendered his army to General William T. Sherman. Among those who were surrendered was Colonel Waring. He returned to Georgia to take up again the life of a planter, however, he eventually became employed with the Georgia Central Railroad Company. He died on October 5, 1876 after contracting yellow fever in his native Savannah.


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  • Created by: Stonewall
  • Added: 18 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34963153
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Joseph Frederick Waring (13 Feb 1832–5 Oct 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34963153, citing Laurel Grove Cemetery (North), Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Stonewall (contributor 46536634) .