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 Joseph W Fell

Joseph W Fell

Birth
New York, USA
Death 23 Aug 1861 (aged 21–22)
Virginia, USA
Burial Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA
Plot Section: C. Grave: 494.
Memorial ID 642476 · View Source
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Joseph Fell was listed in the 1860 U.S. Census of Ward 2, Cleveland, Ohio, Cuyahoga County, as 21 years old, a laborer, born in New York, residing in the residence of Milo Sutliff and others in what might have been a boarding house arrangement. All of the six residents, including Joseph were born in New York State.

Joseph enlisted in Company A, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, at 22 years for age, for a 3-year term of service on May 18, 1861 probably in Cleveland, Ohio, where most of Campany A was recruited. The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Volume 3, p. 715, states that he drowned in the Little Kanawha River in Virginia, August 21, 1861. Rank: Private. He was originally buried on the farm of Absolum Stouts in Gilmer County, Virginia (now West Virginia), "6 steps from road," and removed for burial at Grafton National Cemetery, November 27, 1867, according to his National Cemetery Interment Card.

His name is on Panel #4 in the Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio and inscribed on the monument of the 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as "J. W. Fell" located at Woodland Cemetery, also in Cleveland.

More information might be found in his compiled military service record located at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. He has no pension file.


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  • Maintained by: William Stark
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 642476
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph W Fell (1839–23 Aug 1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 642476, citing Grafton National Cemetery, Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by William Stark (contributor 46521610) .