Corp Joseph William Alcorn

Corp Joseph William Alcorn

Birth
Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Death 17 Jun 1918 (aged 81)
Homer, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
Burial Homer, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 48623667 · View Source
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Joseph Alcorn was born Dec. 15, 1836 in Hamilton Co., OH to parents John G. & Rachel M. Alcorn. His known siblings include: Martha (b. @1840), Catherine M. (b. @1843), John M. (b. @1845), and Almeda A. (b. @1848). Joseph enlisted in Co. C, 38TH IND INF on Sept. 18, 1861 out of Scott Co., IN. After more than 19 months' service where he saw action in two major battles (Perryville, KY and Stones River, TN) Alcorn was discharged on May 3, 1863 while the regiment was encamped near Murfreesboro, TN. He later served as a CPL in Co. C, 145TH IND INF.

Twenty-one years after the end of the war, Joseph applied for veteran's pension on Nov. 6, 1886 (app. #588,725; cert. #385,124). He was also an active member of the Illinois G.A.R. At the time of the 1910 U.S. Census, he was living in Homer, Champaign Co., IL with his brother John. Joseph Alcorn passed away June 17, 1918 in Homer, IL.


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  • Created by: Traie Shelhart
  • Added: 23 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48623667
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Joseph William Alcorn (15 Dec 1836–17 Jun 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48623667, citing GAR Cemetery, Homer, Champaign County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Traie Shelhart (contributor 47087352) .