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 Joseph Franklin Fortney

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Joseph Franklin Fortney

  • Birth 4 Nov 1843 Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 28 Mar 1915 USA
  • Burial Platteville, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot 6C
  • Memorial ID 68860059

Joseph Franklin Fortney was the son of William Thomas and Effiah Fortney. He married Caroline C. Clayton, Grant County Wi. on 29 July 1866 after the Civil War.

Civil War Record; Enlisted as a Private on 10 July 1862 to Company F, 20th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin. Fought with his infantry successfully defeating the rebels at Vickersburg. Miss. on July 4, 1863, a turning point in the Civil War. Mustered Out: Company F, 20th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 14 Jul 1865 at Galveston, TX at the same time as his brother William Fortney. He had "blue Eyes, Brown Hair, light complected 5'8"; and was a farmer.



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  • Maintained by: Vickie Potter-Boechler
  • Originally Created by: for10e
  • Added: 24 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68860059
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Franklin Fortney (4 Nov 1843–28 Mar 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68860059, citing Big Patch Cemetery, Platteville, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Vickie Potter-Boechler (contributor 47247566) .